Event ID 4004 and 4015

KB ID 0000133 Dtd 10/11/09

Problem

Event 4004 and 4015

The DNS
server has encountered a critical error from the Active Directory.
Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly. The
extended error debug information (which may be empty) is “”.
The event data contains the error.

and

The DNS server was unable to complete directory
service enumeration of zone .. This DNS server is configured
to use information obtained from Active Directory for this
zone and is unable to load the zone without it. Check that
the Active Directory is functioning properly and repeat
enumeration of the zone. The extended error debug information
(which may be empty) is “”. The event data contains
the error.

If the 4004 and 4015 events only appear at start
up, you get these events because your zones are stored in
AD and you only have one Domain Controller. AD cannot start
with DNS, and when DNS starts, because AD has not started,
DNS cannot load the zones in AD. The error goes away if
you have two or more DCs with DNS installed, or if you use
standard primary zones.

Solution

Add a second domain controller
or
Ignore the error.

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