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Add a resource record to 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 add a resource record to a zone

Using the Windows interface

  1. Open DNS.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the applicable zone and click Other New Records.

  3. In Select a resource record type list box, select the type of resource record you want to add.

  4. Click Create Record.

  5. In New Resource Record, enter the information needed to complete the resource record.

  6. After you specify all of the necessary information for the resource record, click OK to add the new record to 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.

Using a command line

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type: dnscmd ServerName /RecordAdd ZoneNameNodeName [/Aging] [/OpenAcl] [Ttl] RRType RRData

 

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. Adds a new 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. You can also type the node name relative to the ZoneName or @, which specifies the zone's root node.

/Aging

Specifies that this resource record is able to be aged and scavenged. 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 setting for the resource record.

RRType RRData

Required. Specifies the type of resource record to add, followed by the data to be contained in the resource record. For information about each resource record type see the Resource records reference.

 

Resource record type Resource record data

A

IPAddress

NS,CNAME,MB,MD,PTR,MF,MG,MR

HostName|DomainName

MX,RT,AFSDB

Preference ServerName

SRV

Priority Weight Port HostName

SOA

PrimSvr Admin Serial#\ Refresh Retry Expire MinTTL

AAAA

Ipv6Address

TXT,X25,HINFO,ISDN

String [String]

MINFO,RP

MailboxName ErrMailboxName

WKS

Protocol IPAddress Service...

WINS

MapFlag LookupTimeout CacheTimeout IPAddress...

WINSR

MapFlag LookupTimeout CacheTimeout RstDomainName

 

Value Description

IPAddress

Specifies a standard IP address. For example, 255.255.255.255.

ipv6Address

Specifies a standard IPv6 address. For example, 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8.

Protocol

Specifies the transmission protocol: UDP or TCP.

Service

Specifies a standard service. For example, domain, smtp.

HostName|DomainName

Specifies the FQDN of a resource record located in the DNS namespace.

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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Format Meaning

Italic

Information that the user must supply

Bold

Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

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

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

 

IPAddress

Specifies a standard IP address. For example, 255.255.255.255.

ipv6Address

Specifies a standard IPv6 address. For example, 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8.

Protocol

Specifies the transmission protocol: UDP or TCP.

Service

Specifies a standard service. For example, domain, smtp.

HostName|DomainName

Specifies the FQDN of a resource record located in the DNS namespace.

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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