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Change zone replication scope

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To change zone replication scope

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open DNS.

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

  3. On the General tab, note the current zone replication type, and then click Change.

  4. Select a replication scope for the 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.

  • Only Active Directory-integrated primary and stub forward lookup zones can change their replication scope. Secondary forward lookup zones cannot change their replication scope.

  • This feature is not included on computers running the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Web Edition, operating system. For more information, see Overview of Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Using a command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    dnscmdServerName/ZoneChangeDirectoryPartitionZoneNameNewPartitionName

 

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 (.)

/ZoneChangeDirectoryPartition

Required. Changes a zone's replication scope.

ZoneName

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

NewPartitionName

Required. The FQDN of the DNS application directory partition where the zone will be stored.

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 /ZoneChangeDirectoryPartition /?

  • Only Active Directory-integrated primary forward lookup zones and Active Directory-integrated stub zones can change their replication scope. Secondary forward lookup zones cannot change their replication scope.

  • This feature is not included on computers running the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Web Edition, operating system. For more information, see Overview of Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

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  • 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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