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Prevent loading of a zone with bad data

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

You can use the following procedure to prevent loading of a zone when bad data is found.

Administrative credentials

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 the Run as command to perform this procedure.

To prevent loading of a zone with bad data
  1. Open the DNS snap-in.

  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. In Server options, select the Fail on load if bad zone data check box, and then click OK.

noteNote
To open the DNS snap-in, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.

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