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Unread 22-11-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
James W. Long
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cant manage DNS

Hi all

I just went thru the nightmare of trying to install sp2 on win2k3 server and
it didnt work,
so I rolled it back.

but evidently its not all rolled back. I cant administrate DNS anymore
here is the error, when I click the DNS shortcut.


MMC cannot open the file c:\windows\system32\dnsmgmt.msc.
this may be because the file does not exist or is not an mmc console, or was
created by a later version of MMC.
this may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the
file.

Tthis is the only console I have found with this problem.

I am the administrator. How do I get my DNS console back?

Thank you,

James W. Long





 
Unread 22-11-2007, 10:58 AM   #2
Jabez Gan [MVP]
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Re: cant manage DNS

As a first step, please verify that the file exist.

you might want to reinstall the DNS for that Server...

--
Jabez Gan
Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - File Storage
"James W. Long" <JamesLong@Wowway.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all
>
> I just went thru the nightmare of trying to install sp2 on win2k3 server
> and
> it didnt work,
> so I rolled it back.
>
> but evidently its not all rolled back. I cant administrate DNS anymore
> here is the error, when I click the DNS shortcut.
>
>
> MMC cannot open the file c:\windows\system32\dnsmgmt.msc.
> this may be because the file does not exist or is not an mmc console, or
> was
> created by a later version of MMC.
> this may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the
> file.
>
> Tthis is the only console I have found with this problem.
>
> I am the administrator. How do I get my DNS console back?
>
> Thank you,
>
> James W. Long
>
>
>
>
>


 
Unread 22-11-2007, 06:58 PM   #3
Meinolf Weber
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Re: cant manage DNS

Hello James,

Did you also try to reinstall the adminpak from SP2?

Check this document if you also have errors described there:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940848&SD=tech

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> Hi all
>
> I just went thru the nightmare of trying to install sp2 on win2k3
> server and
> it didnt work,
> so I rolled it back.
> but evidently its not all rolled back. I cant administrate DNS
> anymore here is the error, when I click the DNS shortcut.
>
> MMC cannot open the file c:\windows\system32\dnsmgmt.msc.
> this may be because the file does not exist or is not an mmc console,
> or was
> created by a later version of MMC.
> this may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to
> the
> file.
> Tthis is the only console I have found with this problem.
>
> I am the administrator. How do I get my DNS console back?
>
> Thank you,
>
> James W. Long
>



 
Unread 22-11-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
James
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Re: cant manage DNS

>James:
>As a first step, please verify that the file exist.
>you might want to reinstall the DNS for that Server...
>--
>Jabez Gan
>Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - File Storage


yes the file exists->c:\windows\system32\dnsmgmt.msc,
and I even restored it from a backup taken before SP2 install
and that made no difference. the sp2 install did something to MMC as the
message implies.
whatever sp2 intall did was not undone completely by the sp2 roll back.
DNS is operating normally so there is no need to reinstall it, only to
correct the
problem with MMC, which I do not how.


>Hello James,
>Did you also try to reinstall the adminpak from SP2?
>Check this document if you also have errors described there
>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940848&SD=tech
>Best regards
>Meinolf Weber


SP2 was rolled back. when it _was_ installed, I let it run by clicking the
install,
so it intalled the default install. it was subsequently uninstalled. this
caused the
problem with the DNS mmc snapin.

---------------


I can Run MMC and add the dns console to MMC. then I can save this and poof
that new msc works. funny the old dnsmgmt.msc will not load into MMC.
effectively the problem is solved guys, but I would still preffer to have it
as it was,
but mabye that is not possible. I have noticed that A LOT of stuff from SP2
was not removed after the rollback. for instance I have ability to set
firewall
settings from network connectoid, but have no firewall shortcut in control
panel,
and the service is there and I can make it run. thank you M$ for not
cleaning
up after your messy self but then what else is new.

win2k3 sp0.5

Thank you,
James W. Long.
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"James W. Long" <JamesLong@Wowway.com> wrote in message
news:e$cDcnNLIHA.3992@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi all
>
> I just went thru the nightmare of trying to install sp2 on win2k3 server
> and
> it didnt work,
> so I rolled it back.
>
> but evidently its not all rolled back. I cant administrate DNS anymore
> here is the error, when I click the DNS shortcut.
>
>
> MMC cannot open the file c:\windows\system32\dnsmgmt.msc.
> this may be because the file does not exist or is not an mmc console, or
> was
> created by a later version of MMC.
> this may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the
> file.
>
> Tthis is the only console I have found with this problem.
>
> I am the administrator. How do I get my DNS console back?
>
> Thank you,
>
> James W. Long
>
>
>
>
>



 
Unread 24-11-2007, 07:59 PM   #5
brian.lewis.at.jimbabwe.com@gmail.com
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Re: cant manage DNS

Are you trying to run DNS from the shortcut on the Administrative
Tools start menu group? Have you tried directly running C:\Windows
\System32\dnsmgmt.msc?

If you are able run the console directly, check the shortcut
properties. I was having this problem too -- but only when logged in
as myself (an administrator) instead of Administrator. I checked the
properties of the shortcut, and it said "Start In %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH
%". Apparently from some legacy settings or old group policies, I
discovered that %HOMEDRIVE% is "C:\Documents and Settings\MyName" and
%HOMEPATH% is "\Documents and Settings\MyName." Simply changing the
"Start In" parameter to "%SystemRoot%\system32" resolved the whole
problem!

On Nov 22, 12:32 am, "James W. Long" <JamesL...@Wowway.com> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I just went thru the nightmare of trying to install sp2 on win2k3 server and
> it didnt work,
> so I rolled it back.
>
> but evidently its not all rolled back. I cant administrate DNS anymore
> here is the error, when I click the DNS shortcut.
>
> MMC cannot open the file c:\windows\system32\dnsmgmt.msc.
> this may be because the file does not exist or is not an mmc console, or was
> created by a later version of MMC.
> this may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the
> file.
>
> Tthis is the only console I have found with this problem.
>
> I am the administrator. How do I get my DNS console back?
>
> Thank you,
>
> James W. Long


 
Unread 24-11-2007, 07:59 PM   #6
brian.lewis.at.jimbabwe.com@gmail.com
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Re: cant manage DNS

You can also try "Run as..." on the DNS Management and use
"Administrator" instead of your account (even though you are an
administrator). This seems to work every time for me.

Note that running processes under the Administrator account may
violate your organization's security policy or best practices. (But
it works!)

On Nov 22, 12:32 am, "James W. Long" <JamesL...@Wowway.com> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I just went thru the nightmare of trying to install sp2 on win2k3 server and
> it didnt work,
> so I rolled it back.
>
> but evidently its not all rolled back. I cant administrate DNS anymore
> here is the error, when I click the DNS shortcut.
>
> MMC cannot open the file c:\windows\system32\dnsmgmt.msc.
> this may be because the file does not exist or is not an mmc console, or was
> created by a later version of MMC.
> this may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the
> file.
>
> Tthis is the only console I have found with this problem.
>
> I am the administrator. How do I get my DNS console back?
>
> Thank you,
>
> James W. Long


 
 

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