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By rcdoferreira ·
I have a Win2k DNS server on a network with aproximately
20 PC clients some of them running Windows98 and the
others running windows 2000 pro.
I have a Dial-Up router as my default gateway to the
internet.
The problem is that my DNS connects to the ISP every 5
minutes and stays connected during 1m:40s and then
disconnects himself. I think that the problem has
something to do with primary to secondary SOA record
transfers. This problem occurs even if no one is
connected to theinternet at that time.
I had the same problem in a NT 4.0 server but i solved it
by applying the service pack 6.0. Microsoft has declared
that in Windows NT 4.0 this was a know bug.

Is it the same with Win2K?
Should i apply the service pack 2 for Win2K?
How can i solve this?
Thanks

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by Joseph Moore In reply to DNS problems

Irregardless of your DNS problem, you should be running SP2! Plus a few patches past SP2!
The reason for that is the CodeRed virus was propagated by Win2K servers with IIS that did not have a post SP2 patch!
So, load SP2 on your machine now!
Then, get the post SP2 patches.

SP3 for Win2K is out now. I have not had any problems with it for 2 weeks now (since it came out). I am just not entirely sure I like all of SP3's features. The new automatic Windows Update I am not comfortable with. It reports your system information back to Microsoft before it performs its updates. I am still uncertain how I feel about that!

So, run SP2, then get the patches you need after SP2, and see if it happens to take care of your DNS problems.

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by jeffrey.williams In reply to DNS problems

We have the same problem on our network. We are one site in a global config. For some reason, our clients lose contact with the local DNS server after 2 hours or so, but maintain contact with our global DNS.
Clients = win2k w/sp2
Server = win2k w/sp2
Our only solution has been to hard-code TCP/IP entries into the Host file. Definitely not a long term fix.

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