The DNS server encountered a “slave” directive without a preceding forwarders list in file %1 at line %2. Although the server will continue to run it will not be able to forward unresolved queries to the forwarders. To correct the problem, in the DNS console select the server in the console tree, then from the Action menu, click Properties and click the Forwarders tab. Add IP addresses for forwarders. For more information, see “Using forwarders” in the online Help.

Details
Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 1204
Source: DNS
Version: 5.0
Symbolic Name: DNS_EVENT_SLAVE_REQUIRES_FORWARDERS
Message: The DNS server encountered a “slave” directive without a preceding forwarders list in file %1 at line %2. Although the server will continue to run it will not be able to forward unresolved queries to the forwarders. To correct the problem, in the DNS console select the server in the console tree, then from the Action menu, click Properties and click the Forwarders tab. Add IP addresses for forwarders. For more information, see “Using forwarders” in the online Help.
   
Explanation

If you plan to designate this DNS server as a slave you must define a forwarder to interface with the slave. The error message says that a slave has been defined in the DNS boot file without a forwarder. Either delete or comment out the slave parameter from the boot file, or define a forwarder to use with it.

   
User Action

To edit the boot file:

1. In Windows Explorer, go to the Systemroot\System32\Dns folder.
2. Double-click the boot file, and then select Notepad to open it.
3. Scroll down to the Slave command.
4. Delete or disable the Slave command, or add a forwarder above it. For example:
Forwarders 192.249.249.1 192.249.249.2
Slave
-or-
;Slave

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