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DNS query that is not valid when you are using the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-In

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This article was previously published under Q328283

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You may experience a problem when you are running the Active Directory Users&Computers snap-in on a computer that does not point to itself for DNS resolution. When you open user objects, queries are sent to the DNS computer with a name that is not valid. This occurs although you can see the DNS computer in a Network Monitor trace.

The name that is not valid is the FQDN of the domain controller that the snap-in is pointed at and that is used as a domain name. For example, your domain controller is named The DNS query is for the name.

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The dialog box for the dial-up properties does not specify ADS_SERVER_BIND when it connects to domain controllers. For additional information about functions that generate incorrect DNS queries, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
258507� ADsOpenObject(), ADsGetObject(), OpenDSObject() Functions May Generate Incorrect DNS Queries

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Keywords: kbwin2000presp4fix, kbenv, kbprb, kbpending, KB328283

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Article Info
Article ID : 328283
Revision : 5
Created on : 10/30/2006
Published on : 10/30/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 524