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Set aging/scavenging properties for a 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 set aging/scavenging properties for a zone

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open DNS.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the applicable zone, then click Properties.

  3. On the General tab, click Aging.

  4. Select the Scavenge stale resource records check box.

  5. Modify other aging and scavenging properties as needed.

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/Config {ZoneName|..AllZones} {/AgingValue|/RefreshInterval Value|/NoRefreshInterval Value}

 

Value Description

dnscmd

Specifies the name of the command-line program.

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 (.)

/Config

Required. Specifies the configuration command.

ZoneName|..AllZones

Required. Specifies the name of the zone to which you want to set aging and scavenging. To apply the operation to all zones, use ..AllZones.

/Aging

Required. Enables aging for zones.

/RefreshInterval

Required. Specifies the Refresh interval for a scavenging-enabled zone.

/NoRefreshInterval

Required. Specifies the No-refresh interval for a scavenging-enabled zone.

Value

Required. For /Aging, type 1 to enable aging. Type 0 to disable aging. For /RefreshInterval, type a value in hours. The default setting is 168 hours (one week). For /NoRefreshInterval, type a value in seconds. The standard setting is 3600 (one hour).

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.

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

    dnscmd /Config /help

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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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