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Enable or disable fast transfer format during zone transfers

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To enable or disable fast transfer format during zone transfers

Using the Windows interface

You can enable or disable fast transfer format during zone transfers using the Windows interface.

To enable or disable fast transfer format during zone transfers using the Windows interface
  1. Open DNS.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable DNS server.

    Where?

    • DNS/applicable DNS server

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. Click the Advanced tab.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To enable the fast transfer format (the default), in the Server options list, clear the BIND secondaries check box, and then click OK.

    • To disable the fast transfer format, in the Server options list, select the BIND secondaries check box, and then click OK.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open DNS, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DNS.

  • The fast transfer format optimizes zone transfers between Windows-based DNS servers and other DNS server implementations, and it is enabled by default. Zone transfers between Windows-based DNS servers always use the fast transfer format.

  • DNS servers running versions of the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) server implementation prior to version 4.9.4 do not support the fast transfer format. You should enable the Bind secondaries option if you are transferring zones to BIND servers running versions earlier than 4.9.4.

Using a command line

You can enable or disable fast transfer format during zone transfers using a command line.

The procedure title
  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    dnscmd ServerName /Config /BindSecondaries {1|0}

 

Value Description

dnscmd

Specifies the name of the command-line tool.

ServerName

Specifies the DNS host name of the DNS server. You can also type the IP address of the DNS server. To specify the DNS server on the local computer, you can also type a period (.)

/Config

Specifies the configuration command.

/BindSecondaries

Specifies use of fast transfer format used by legacy Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) servers.

{1|0}

To disable fast transfer format when transferring a zone to legacy BIND DNS servers, type 1 (on). To enable fast transfer format, type 0 (off).

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

  • This procedure requires the Dnscmd Windows support tool. For information about installing Windows support tools, see Related Topics.

  • To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:

    dnscmdServerName/Config/help

  • The fast transfer format optimizes zone transfers between Windows-based DNS servers and other DNS server implementations, and it is enabled by default. Zone transfers between Windows-based DNS servers always use the fast transfer format.

  • DNS servers running versions of the BIND server implementation earlier than version 4.9.4 do not support the fast transfer format. You should set BindSecondaries to 1 if you are transferring zones to BIND servers running versions earlier than 4.9.4.

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Format Meaning

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Information that the user must supply

Bold

Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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