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Friday, May 28, 2010

Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers and 3th part DNS servers

After promoting a Windows Server 2008 R2, we saw that the machine is unable to register the Key Management Service in DNS.
Following event appears in the event log:
Event ID 12293
Source Security-SPP
Publishing the Key Management Service (KMS) to DNS in the '%DomainName%' domain failed.

It appears that this is a glitch in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Seven when working with 3rth party DNS servers. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and provided a patch. The patch and description can be found here:

DNS updates may be incorrectly reported as failed when you use a third-party DNS server application for DNS registration on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7


  1. yipee needed that one ;-)
    thx a million mate

  2. I requested the hotfix and the link to the hotfix asks for a username and password. They didn't provide one. What the heck?