Active Directory replication Event ID 1925: attempt to establish a replication link failed due to DNS lookup problem

This article helps to resolve the issue where you get Event ID 1925 with the error message that DNS lookup failed, inbound replication of a directory partition has failed on the destination domain controller.

Applies to:   Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB number:   4469659

This problem typically occurs when an attempt to establish a replication link fails as a result of a Domain Name System (DNS) lookup problem. If you receive Event ID 1925 with the error message that DNS lookup failed, inbound replication of a directory partition has failed on the destination domain controller, and you must fix the DNS problem.

The following is an example of the event text:

Log Name: Directory Service
Source: Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory_DomainService
Date: 3/12/2008 8:14:13 AM
Event ID: 1925
Task Category: Knowledge Consistency Checker
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: ANONYMOUS LOGON
Computer: DC3.contoso.com
Description:
The attempt to establish a replication link for the following writable directory partition failed.

Directory partition:
CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=com
Source directory service: CN=NTDS Settings,CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name, CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=contoso,DC=com
Source domain controller address:
f8786828-ecf5-4b7d-ad12-8ab60178f7cd._msdcs.contoso.com
Intersite transport (if any): CN=IP,CN=Inter-Site Transports, CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=constoso,DC=com

This domain controller will be unable to replicate with the source domain controller until this problem is corrected.

User Action
Verify if the source domain controller is accessible or network connectivity is available.

Additional Data
Error value:
8524 The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure.

Resolution

Proceed with DNS testing as described in "Active Directory Replication Event ID 2087: DNS lookup failure caused replication to fail."