Event ID 4512 — DNS Server Active Directory Integration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can configure the DNS Server service to use Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to store zone data. This makes it possible for the DNS server to rely on directory replication, which enhances security, reliability, and ease of administration.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4512
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Server-Service
Version: 6.0
Message: The DNS server was unable to create the built-in directory partition %1. The error was %2.


Create the DNS directory partition

Domain Name System (DNS) zones can be stored in the domain or application directory partitions of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). You can correct problems related to accessing directory partitions by creating a default application directory partition.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To create a forest-wide and domain-wide DNS directory partition:

  1. On the DNS server, start Server Manager. To start Server Manager, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  2. In the console tree, expand Roles, expand DNS Server, and then expand DNS.
  3. Right-click the DNS server, and then click Create Default Application Directory Partitions.
  4. Follow the instructions to create the DNS application directory partitions.


Ensure that Event IDs 4523 and 4524 are being logged and that no events in the range 4000 to 4019 appear in the Domain Name System (DNS) event log.

DNS Server Active Directory Integration

DNS Infrastructure