Error Using DIG
While rebuilding a computer I got an error trying to run DIG that says, “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more details.”
The fix is to install the Microsof Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable package. As luck would have it the installer is in the folder that the BIND binaries are extracted to. Just look for vcredist_x86.exe.