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How to delete the Root Zone (Dot Zone)

When you install DNS on a Windows 2000 server that does not have a connection to the Internet, It may create the zone for the domain and also a root zone (dot zone). This root zone may prevent access to the Internet for DNS. If this is the case,  you may want to delete the Root Zone (Dot Zone).

To delete a root zone, follow these steps:

1.

Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.

2.

Expand Server, and then expand Forward Lookup Zone.

3.

Right-click the folder that is named "." (period), click Delete, click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the zone, and then click Yes again when you receive a warning that this is an Active Directory directory service zone.

4.

Restart DNS and netlogon services.

a.

Click Start, and then click Run.

b.

In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.

c.

At the command prompt, type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command:

net stop dns

net stop netlogon

net start netlogon

net start dns

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