Event ID 7060 — DNS Server Service Status

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The DNS Server service responds to requests from DNS client computers for name resolution services. Domain Name System (DNS) is a protocol that enables a computer to obtain the numeric IP address of another computer by submitting the target computer's name to a DNS server. Problems with the DNS Server service can cause network performance to degrade or even prevent network computers from being able to locate each other.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 7060
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Server-Service
Version: 6.0
Message: The DNS server could not connect to the DNS server at %1. The event data contains the error.


Correct network connectivity problems

The DNS Server service could not connect to another DNS server. To resolve this problem:

  • Ensure that you have specified the correct IP address for the target DNS server.
  • Check the remote DNS server, and ensure that it is running properly.
  • Use the nslookup command to verify that the target DNS server can be reached and that it is responding to Domain Name System (DNS) queries.

If the remote DNS server is not running properly, correct the problem on the remote DNS server, and then try the operation again. If the remote DNS server is running properly and the nslookup command does not produce a response, there may be a problem in the network link between the two DNS servers. Correct the network problem, and then try the operation again.


To verify that the DNS Server service is running properly, ensure that the DNS Server event log contains Event ID 2 and that the event log does not contain the following Domain Name System (DNS) error events:

  • 111
  • 403-407
  • 1001
  • 3151-3153
  • 6533
  • 7502-7504

DNS Server Service Status

DNS Infrastructure