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DnsApi error.

By TobeJ ·
Hi there,

Having a problem with this DnsApi error in the event viewer. It states that the system failed to register network adapter with settings.

The cause of this DNS registration failure is because of DNS server failure. This may be due to a zone transfer that has locked the DNS server for the applicable zone that your computer needs to register itself with.

It then goes on to explain about the domian suffix that is binded with the Lan card and to try a ipconfig /registerdns to see if this clears up the problem... But it does not.

Windows 2000 Active DIR... No DNS "only dns entries to use internet" / WINS installed / DHCP installed / Domin master, only 2000 server in current network.

Any ideas?

Tx

Toby

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by CG IT In reply to DnsApi error.

ok, I think you answered your own question. Your DNS registration failure is due to a DNS server failure, and you've stated your don't have a DNS server. BUT, your running AD, or am I confused about your question?

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by TobeJ In reply to DnsApi error.

Ok, so I need to setup the DNS server on ths server? I come from a Novell network using mostly IPX... So DNS is something new to me... So will I add the DNS server addresses that we use to access the internet as the address to use for the server DNS?

Sorry I know this is confusing.

Toby

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by quintar51 In reply to DnsApi error.

Hi,

You have to have DNS installed somewhere if you have Active Directory.

What I would recommend you do is copy the contents of the error message in the event viewer, and go to www.eventid.net. click on Search Events at the top, then click on Event Parser. Paste the entire error message in the box and hit Submit. This will bring up several causes and solution to the problem.

good luck,

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by TobeJ In reply to DnsApi error.

Ok this helps me... This is what the comment said

This message indicates that the Windows 2000 computer is trying to register itself with a DNS server that does not support dynamic updates (i.e. Windows NT 4.0 DNS). You have to disable the requirement for the network card to register with the DNS.

How do I disable the requirment for the network card to register the DNS?

Getting closer I think...

Tx

Toby

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by TobeJ In reply to DnsApi error.

Here is the answer for anyone who runs into this error...

Thanks to all who helped.

this will hapen if your client machine is pointing to a dns server that does not support (or will not allow) dynamic updates. i would imagine you arean optimum online customer and the dns server addresses you have configured are pointing to their servers. in that case dynamic registration will always fail; this is not a problem but you can disable dynamic registration in the tcp/ip properties ofyour adapter>advanced>dns and uncheck the box: "register this connection in dns".

Toby

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