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Reload or transfer a stub 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 reload or transfer a stub zone

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open DNS.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the applicable stub zone, and do one of the following:

    • To reload the stub zone from storage, click Reload.

    • To have the DNS server determine if the serial number in the stub zone's SOA resource record has expired and then perform a zone transfer from the stub zone's master server, click Transfer from Master.

    • To perform a zone transfer from the stub zone's master server regardless of the serial number in the stub zone's SOA resource record, click Reload from Master.

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 {/ZoneReload|/ZoneUpdateFromDs|/ZoneRefresh} ZoneName

 

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 (.)

/ZoneReload

Reloads the stub zone.

/ZoneUpdateFromDs

Reloads the stub zone from Active Directory.

/ZoneRefresh

Refreshes the stub zone. The DNS server will determine if the serial number in the stub zone's SOA resource record has expired. If the serial number has expired, the DNS server will perform a zone transfer from the stub zone's master server.

ZoneName

Required. Specifies the name of the stub zone you want to reload or refresh.

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 /ZoneReload /help or dnscmd /ZoneUpdateFromDs /help or dnscmd /ZoneRefresh /help.

  • There is no dnscmd command to perform a zone transfer regardless of the SOA resource record's expiration date. To perform this operation, use the Windows interface procedure.

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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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