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DNS: Zone <zone name> should be present on the secondary server <IP address> configured to receive zone update notifications

Published: July 7, 2010

Updated: October 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer or Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the DNS Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer or DNS Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

 

Operating System

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Product/Feature

DNS

Severity

Warning

Category

Configuration

The secondary server is configured to receive zone update notifications for the zone, but it does not host the zone.

A list of servers has been configured to receive zone update notifications for the secondary zone, but not all servers in this list host the secondary zone.

Zone update notifications for zone will be ignored by the secondary server since it does not host the zone.

In addition to the secondary server ignoring zone update notifications, DNS clients might fail to resolve names in the zone if they query the secondary server.

Remove the secondary server from the list of secondary servers to be notified for updates to zone.

To repair this condition, remove the secondary server from the list of servers configured to receive zone update notifications. Alternatively, determine if the secondary zone should be hosted on the DNS server and if appropriate, add the secondary zone to the server specified in the zone update notification list.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete these procedures. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

  1. On the primary DNS server, click Start, click Run, type dnsmgmt.msc, and then press ENTER. The DNS Manager console will open.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the name of the primary zone and then click Properties.

  3. On the Zone Transfers tab, click Notify.

  4. Under IP Address, click the IP address of the DNS server that does not host the zone, and then click Delete.

  5. Click OK twice to exit.

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