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no locator object after install

Hello,

I am attempting to install DNS on a Netware OES server with some legacy
Netware servers still in the tree. I have installed DNS/DHCP on the
Netware OES, however this has failed to create the locator object in the
tree.

While browsing the tree I can see that some DNS information does exist
such as forward zones, RootServInfo, reverse zones. Everything except
the locater object. I believe these may be in the tree from a DNS setup
some time ago. Despite this service no-longer running on netware the
objects are still existent in the tree. My role is to get this back up
and running.

From reading the manual DNIPINST seems to be the solution.

However I have read various knowledge base articles instructing me to
stay away from using DNIPINST -r. Apparently this has the potential to
delete more than it should.

This information is very conflicting. Can anyone assist me with this?

Cheers,

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Re: no locator object after install

DNIPINST -r will remove all DNS/DHCP configuration from your tree. If
the remaining configuration is really just some leftover garbagem then
that is really what you may want to do in order to start with a clean
configuration. However if you still have some working DNS or DHCP
server in your tree, then you will not want to wipe out everything.
Note that in the initial repelase of NetWare 6.5, there was a faulty
DNIPINST.NLM that would remove more than just the DNS/DHCP related
objects. However if you use the vertsion of DNIPINST included with
OES/NetWare65SP3 then this should not be an issue for you.

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Marcel Cox
http://support.novell.com/forums
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: no locator object after install

Thanks for your advice.

Although this deletes all old records, which is fine. How do I create them
because I'll need them to start a new configuration ?





"Marcel Cox" <cimetmc@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
news:ksLCe.662$Y_1.658@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> DNIPINST -r will remove all DNS/DHCP configuration from your tree. If
> the remaining configuration is really just some leftover garbagem then
> that is really what you may want to do in order to start with a clean
> configuration. However if you still have some working DNS or DHCP
> server in your tree, then you will not want to wipe out everything.
> Note that in the initial repelase of NetWare 6.5, there was a faulty
> DNIPINST.NLM that would remove more than just the DNS/DHCP related
> objects. However if you use the vertsion of DNIPINST included with
> OES/NetWare65SP3 then this should not be an issue for you.
>
> --
> Marcel Cox
> http://support.novell.com/forums



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: no locator object after install

BK wrote:

> How do I create them because I'll need them to start a new
> configuration ?


After you have removed stuff, you run DNIPINST.NLM again without
parameters, and it will create the locater object and the root zone for
DNS.

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Marcel Cox (using XanaNews 1.17.5.7)
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