Access was denied when attempting to access DNS
Mmc.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows
Situation: When attempt to connect to the DNS server remotely by using the
DNS Manager snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), the following
error message is returned:
Access was denied or Mmc.exe has generated errors and will be closed by
Cause: 1. The user who is attempting to view the configured DNS zones
in the DNS Manager snap-in is not a member of the DNSADMINS group.
2. Permissions have not been assigned for the DNSADMINS group.
3. The logged-on user has not been granted Full Control permissions
individually or through another group.
4. Attempting to connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Server using the
Windows 2000 or Windows Sever 2003 version of DNS Manager snap-in,
DNSMGMT.MSC fails with the error:
“Access is denied. Would you like to add it anyway” (YES | NO)
Clicking “Yes” displays the DNS Management snap-in but a red ball appears
adjacent to W2K8 R2 DNS Sever in the left-hand pane of DNSMGT.MSC. The
right-hand pane of DNS Manager displays the following text:
Access is Denied
You do not have permission to access this DNS Server.
To retry the connection, either press F5 or Refresh on the Action menu.
To access DNS Manager running on Windows 2008 R2, use Windows Server 2008 or