Problem : The DNS server encountered error 32 attempting to load zone 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa from Active Directory.
I am facing following error on all the DC’s.
“The DNS server encountered error 32 attempting to load zone 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa from Active Directory. The DNS server will attempt to load this zone again on the next timeout cycle. This can be caused by high Active Directory load and may be a transient condition.”
I had moved one of the DC which is windows 2003R2 to a datacenter. Later on we moved it back to our premises.
After moving back to our office I have deleted the SUBNET AND DNS records from AD.
Still DNS keeps on trying to load this zone.
Solution : The DNS server encountered error 32 attempting to load zone 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa from Active Directory.
You’ll need to be heading into AD itself to delete the zone then I’m afraid. There are three places the zone might be, the first two of these are the most likely.
In all cases, if you find the zone here, feel free to delete it if you don’t need it.
All Domain Controllers in the AD Domain
1. Open AD Users and Computers
2. Select View, Advanced Features
3. Expand your domain
4. Expand System
5. Expand MicrosoftDNS
6. Check for 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa.
All DNS Servers in the AD Domain
1. Open ADSIEdit.msc
2. Right click on “ADSI Edit” and select “Connect to…”
3. Select “Select or type a Distinguished Name or Naming Context”
4. Name it DomainDNSZones
5. Enter “DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=your
6. Expand the new connection
7. Expand MicrosoftDNS
8. Check for 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa.
All DNS Servers in the AD Forest
As above, replace DomainDNSZones with ForestDNSZones.
Note that my instructions assume a single domain in a forest, if you are using a child domain the path to DomainDNSZones will need ammending. The path to ForestDNSZones is always the forest root.