When you collect Domain Name System (DNS) performance counter data on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based server, you find that all DNS server performance counter values are zero.
This problem may occur if you have a local or a remote process that invokes the DNS server performance counters before the DNS Server service has started. This problem may occur after you restart the computer, even if the DNS Server service starts automatically. A process can invoke the counters before the DNS Server service starts.
This problem may also occur if you stop the DNS Server service, run a process that invokes the DNS Server performance counters, and then restart the DNS Server service.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note
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Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name
11-May-2004 15:48 5.0.2195.6920 33,552 Dnsperf.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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