I have inhertied an issue where my AD Integrated DNS Zone was deleted and there are no system state backups available. I have checked in AD, under DNS and there are no records there. However, under the Zone (as listed in DNS) most records are present. On one of my DCs, I manually increased the SOA record and restarted the netlogon service, this has got the "zone" replicating again. I have also repopulated the GUIDs under the _MSDCS folder. Under the properties of the Zone, it is still listed as AD integrated.
My question is: If I change the properties to "Primary" it should create the txt file in System32\DNS. Assuming I allow replication time etc, can I just change it back to AD and will that repopulate the AD side of things?
Or will I need to export the contents of the txt file, then delete the zone and recreate?
Also, one further question: My Forest Root Domain has a broken delegation in DNS to the child Domain - again inherited and down to poor administration. The delegated namespace is the same as the AD integrated zone that I have the issue with above - if I repair this (by putting "Live" DCs within the delegated options) will this affect the other AD zone? Or is this a symptom of the above issue?
If you need further info, or if I have not been specific enough please accept my apologies and I shall endeavour to supply what you need.
Many thanks in advance for your assistance.