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Add a forward lookup zone

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To add a forward lookup zone

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open DNS.

  2. In the console tree, right-click a DNS server, and then click New Zone to open the New Zone Wizard.

  3. Follow the instructions to create a new primary, secondary, or stub zone.

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.

Using a command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    dnscmdServerName/ZoneAddZoneName {/Primary|/DsPrimary|/Secondary|/Stub|/DsStub} [/file FileName] [/load] [/a AdminEmail] [/DP FQDN]

 

Value Description

dsncmd

Specifies the name of the command-line tool.

ServerName

Required. 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 (.)

/ZoneAdd

Required. Adds a zone.

ZoneName

Required. Specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the zone.

/Primary|/DsPrimary|/Secondary|/Stub|/DsStub

Required. Specifies the type of zone. /DsPrimary and /DsStub specify an Active Directory-integrated zone type.

/file

Required for /Primary. Specifies a file for the new zone. This parameter is invalid for the /DsPrimary zone type.

FileName

Required for /Primary. Specifies the name of the zone file. This parameter is invalid for the /DsPrimary zone type.

/load

Loads an existing file for the zone. Loads an existing file for the zone. If this parameter is not specified, default zone records are created automatically. This parameter does not apply to /DsPrimary.

/a

Adds an administrator e-mail address for the zone.

AdminEmail

Specifies the administrator email name for the zone.

/DP

Adds the zone to an application directory partition. You may also use one of the following:

  • /DP /domain For domain directory partition (replicates to all DNS servers in the domain).

  • /DP /forest For forest directory partition (replicates to all DNS server in the forest).

  • /DP /legacy For legacy directory partition (replicates to all domain controllers in the domain). This setting supports domains using legacy Windows 2000 Server domain controllers.

FQDN

Specifies the fully qualified domain name of the directory partition.

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:

    dnscmd/ZoneAdd/help

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Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

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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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