DNS MP External Resolution Monitor always in a critical state?


This is a problem in the 6.0.6480.0 version of the DNS MP.


This MP includes a monitor to inspect the DNS server’s ability to resolve external domains.


The problem is – that the moniotr defaults to inspecting “www.microsoft.com” when it should use a base domain, like “microsoft.com”.


You will find all of your DNS servers in this state – if you dont override it.  This is true for 2003 and 2008 servers:


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To resolve this – simply override the monitor, for ALL OBJECTS OF TYPE, and change the Host string from “www.microsoft.com” to “microsoft.com”.  If your DNS servers cannot resolve external addresses by design – disable this monitor.


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