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ConvertTo-DnsServerPrimaryZone

Updated: January 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

ConvertTo-DnsServerPrimaryZone

Converts a zone to a DNS primary zone.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ADZone
ConvertTo-DnsServerPrimaryZone [-Name] <String> [-ReplicationScope] <String> [[-DirectoryPartitionName] <String> ] [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-ComputerName <String> ] [-Force] [-LoadExisting] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: FileZone
ConvertTo-DnsServerPrimaryZone [-Name] <String> -ZoneFile <String> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-ComputerName <String> ] [-Force] [-LoadExisting] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The ConvertTo-DnsServerPrimaryZone converts a Domain Name System (DNS) zone to a DNS primary zone. Use this cmdlet to promote a secondary zone to a primary zone on the server. For a file-backed zone, ensure there is only one server that hosts the primary zone.

Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ComputerName<String>

Specifies a DNS server. If you do not specify this parameter, the command runs on the local system. You can specify an IP address or any value that resolves to an IP address, such as a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), host name, or NETBIOS name.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DirectoryPartitionName<String>

Specifies a directory partition on which to store the zone. Use this parameter when the ReplicationScope parameter has a value of Custom.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

4

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Force

Converts a zone without prompting you for confirmation. By default, the cmdlet prompts you for confirmation before it proceeds.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LoadExisting

Loads an existing file for the zone. Otherwise, the cmdlet creates default zone records. This switch is relevant only for file-backed zones.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name of a zone.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ReplicationScope<String>

Specifies a partition on which to store an Active Directory-integrated zone. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- Custom. Any custom directory partition that a user creates. Specify a custom directory partition by using the DirectoryPartitionName parameter.
-- Domain. The domain directory partition.
-- Forest. The ForestDnsZone directory partition.
-- Legacy. A legacy directory partition.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

3

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ThrottleLimit<Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ZoneFile<String>

Specifies the name of the zone file. This parameter is only relevant for file-backed DNS.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#DnsServerPrimaryZone

Examples

Example 1: Convert a file-backed zone

This command converts zone named west03.contoso.com to a file-backed primary zone on the current server. This example uses the Force parameter to skip a confirmation message.


PS C:\> ConvertTo-DnsServerPrimaryZone -Name "west03.contoso.com" -PassThru -Verbose -ZoneFile "west03.contoso.com" -Force 
VERBOSE: Convert west03.contoso.com zone to (file backed/AD integrated) DNS primary zone on DNS-11 server.
ZoneName ZoneType IsAutoCreated IsDsIntegrated IsReverseLookupZone IsSigned

-------- -------- ------------- -------------- ------------------- --------

west03.contoso.com Primary False False False False

Example 2: Convert an Active Directory-integrated zone

This command converts a zone named west04.contoso.com to an Active Directory-integrated primary zone. The zone will be replicated to all DNS servers in the domain. This example uses the Force parameter to skip a confirmation message.


PS C:\> ConvertTo-DnsServerPrimaryZone "west04.contoso.com" -PassThru -Verbose -ReplicationScope Domain -Force

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