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Win 2000 DNS server query test failed

By lloyd ·
We have a Windows 2000 DNS server (, and in fact it is working, but when we do "A simple query against this DNS server" and "A recursive query to other DNS servers" test, both of them failed.

When we checked DNS log files,it say:
ERROR: GQCS failure on dead socket. status=995, socket=456, pcon=00465EDC, state=-1, IP=

What does it mean? How to fix this problem?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Win 2000 DNS server query test failed

by richwarf In reply to Win 2000 DNS server query ...

1. Check to make sure that your DNS server's IP address is listed in its own TCP/IP properties page.

2. On the DNS tab of the Advanced page of the TCP/IP properties page enter the server's top level domain ( in the "DNS suffix for this connection" box and make sure the "Register this connection's addresses in DNS" and "Use this connection's DNS suffix in DNS registration" boxes are checked.

3. May go without saying, but make sure the top level domain has a correct entry in the Forward Lookup Zones (SOA record, NS record, A record) and also the Reverse Lookup Zones contains entries for the proper reverse resolution of your subnet (for example

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