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Create a zone delegation

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To create a zone delegation

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open the DNS console.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the applicable subdomain, and then click New Delegation.

  3. Follow the instructions provided in the New Delegation Wizard to finish creating the new delegated domain.

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.

  • All domains (or subdomains) that appear as part of the applicable zone delegation must be created in the current zone prior to performing delegation as described here. As necessary, use the DNS console to first add domains to the zone before completing this procedure. For more information, see Related Topics.

Using a command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    dnscmdServerName/RecordAddZoneNameNodeName [/Aging] [/OpenAcl] [Ttl] NS {HostName|FQDN}

 

Value Description

dnscmd

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 (.)

/RecordAdd

Required. Specifies the command to add a resource record.

ZoneName

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

NodeName

Required. Specifies the FQDN of the node in the DNS namespace for which the SOA record is added. You can also type the node name relative to the ZoneName or @, which specifies the zone's root node.

/Aging

If this command is used, this resource record is able to be aged and scavenged. If this command is not used, the resource record remains in the DNS database unless it is manually updated or removed.

/OpenAcl

Specifies that new records are open to modification by any user. Without this parameter, only administrators may modify the new record.

Ttl

Specifies the Time-To-Live (TTL) setting for the resource record. (The default TTL is defined in SOA resource record).

NS

Required. Specifies that you are adding a name server (NS) resource record to the zone specified in ZoneName.

HostName|FQDN

Required. Specifies the host name or FQDN of the new authoritative server.

See the following examples:

dnscmd dnssvr1.contoso.com /recordadd test A 10.0.0.5

dnscmd /recordadd test.contoso.com test MX 10 mailserver.test.contoso.com

For more information, see Dnscmd Syntax.

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 /RecordAdd /help

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Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

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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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