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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Troubleshooting DNS Server Service

If you suspect the DNS problem is on the server itself, you can begin troubleshooting on the server. There are, of course, many troubleshooting techniques. This section covers the key ones you'll want to use.

Check the Server's TCP/IP Configuration

When you are troubleshooting DNS on a DNS server, start with the server's TCP/IP configuration. As discussed previously, display the TCP/IP configuration by typing netsh interface ip show config at the command prompt. After you verify or modify the TCP/IP configuration as necessary, you can continue to troubleshoot. Like DNS clients, DNS servers have a resolver cache. The cache on servers is for query responses to lookups the server has performed either on behalf of ...

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