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Windows DNS Server Management Pack Readme

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007

The Microsoft Windows Domain Name System (DNS) Server Management Pack monitors DNS service availability, configuration issues, and zone-transfer issues on DNS servers running the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server operating system. The DNS Server Management Pack also collects performance data you can use for capacity planning.

This readme describes how to install the Windows 2000 Server DNS Server Management Pack in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (MOM) 2007. For more information about the DNS Server Management Pack and how to use it, see the MOM 2005 Windows DNS Server Management Pack Guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=89240.

Before You Import the DNS Server Management Pack

Before you import the Windows Server DNS Management Pack, take the following actions:

  • The WMI provider for DNS Server needs to be installed on the DNS server before importing the DNS Server Management Pack.  Download the DNS WMI Provider for Windows 2000 from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125115.

  • The DNS Server Management Pack tasks require the installation of the Windows Server Support Tools. For information about how to install Windows Support Tools see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96216.

  • Before you import the DNS Server Management Pack, you must install the updated Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Backward Compatibility Management Pack, version 6.0.5000.12. You can download the Backward Compatibility Management Pack at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=98874.

    noteNote
    If you do not install the updated Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Backward Compatibility Management Pack before you install the DNS Server Management Pack, installation of the DNS Server Management Pack will fail.

Supported Applications

The Windows 2000 Server DNS Server Management Pack monitors computers running Windows 2000 Server. For the Windows 2000 DNS Server Management Pack to function optimally, your computers must meet the following requirement:

  • Each DNS server must be managed by Operations Manager 2007.

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You can run only one localized version of a converted management pack at a time. To use a version of the DNS Server Management Pack for a different language, uninstall the DNS Server Management Pack, and then install the version of the DNS Server Management Pack for the language you want.

How to Import the DNS Server Management Pack

To monitor Windows 2000 Server DNS, you must first download the Windows Server DNS Management Pack from the Management Pack Catalog, located athttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82105. By default, the installer places the DNS Server Management Pack in its own folder in the following directory: C:\Program Files\System Center Management Packs.

The Windows Server DNS Management Pack download includes management packs for the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2003

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

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The content in this readme applies to the Windows Server DNS Management Pack for Windows 2000 Server.

The Windows Server DNS Management Pack includes the following files:

 

File Name Description

Microsoft.Windows.DNSServer.Library.mp

The DNS Library Management Pack is required by all versions:

  • Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2003

  • Windows 2000 Server

Microsoft.Windows.DNSServer.2008.mp

Windows Server 2008 DNS Management Pack

  • Required for discovering and monitoring Windows Server 2008 DNS servers

Microsoft.Windows.DNSServer.2003.mp

Windows Server 2003 DNS Management Pack

  • Required for discovering and monitoring Windows Server 2003 DNS servers

Microsoft.Windows.DNSServer.2000.mp

Windows 2000 Server DNS Management Pack

  • Required for discovering and monitoring Windows 2000 Server DNS servers

OM2007_MP_DNS_2003_2008.doc

DNS Management Pack Guide for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008

Windows 2000 Server DNS Readme.doc

Windows 2000 Server DNS Readme

Microsoft Software License Terms

After you download the DNS Server Management Pack, import it into Operations Manager 2007.

To import the DNS Server Management Pack

  1. In the Operations Console, on the Go menu, click Administration.

  2. In the navigation pane, expand Administration.

  3. Right-click Management Packs, click Import Management Packs, click Microsoft.Windows.DNSServer.2000.mp and then click Open.

  4. Follow the instructions in the wizard.

For instructions about importing a management pack, see How to Import a Management Pack in Operations Manager 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=98348).

Optional Configuration

After you import the DNS Server Management Pack, it begins to discover and monitor computers without additional configuration. However, you can configure the DNS Server Management Pack for your environment and your preferences. For example, if the performance-collection rules degrade server performance with slow WAN links, they can be disabled. Use the following procedure to disable a rule.

To disable a rule

  1. In the Operations Console, on the Go menu, click Authoring.

  2. In the navigation window, expand Management Pack Objects, and then click Rules.

    noteNote
    To show rules for the DNS Server Management Pack only, on the toolbar, click Scope, and then under Target, select the check boxes for the DNS server components.

  3. Under Rules, right-click the rule you want, point to Overrides, point to Disable the Rule, and then click For all objects of type: <type of object>.

For information about the optional configurations for different monitoring scenarios, see the DNS Server Management Pack Guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=89240.

If you are running any version of the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Console with the Windows DNS Server Management Pack installed, you may receive the following error message:

Windows 2000 DNS WMI Provider not installed. The Windows 2000 DNS WMI Provider must be installed on <servername> to be fully managed by MOM. Obtain the DNS WMI Provider for Windows 2000 from the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit, or from the following location: ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/reskit/win2000/dnsprov.zip

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This message is reported by Microsoft Windows 2000 Domain Name System (DNS) servers.

To resolve the issue, install the updated version of DNSProv.dll

To Resolve the Issue

  1. Open the 'winnt\system32\wbem' directory and verify the files named 'dnsprov.dll' and 'Dnsschema.mof' are present.

  2. Stop the Windows Management Instrumentation service. Click Start and then select Run. In the Run window, type services.msc. and then click OK. Right-click Windows Management Instrumentation service and then select Stop.

  3. Open a command prompt

  4. At the command prompt, type 'cd\winnt\system32\wbem' to change the directory.

  5. At the command prompt, type the following command and then press Enter:

    for /f %a in ('dir /b *.mof *.mfl') do mofcomp %a
    
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command and then press Enter:

    regsvr32 dnsprov.dll
    
  7. Close the command prompt.

  8. Restart the Windows Management Instrumentation service.

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