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Add-DnsServerDirectoryPartition

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/28/2017

SYNOPSIS

Creates a DNS application directory partition.

SYNTAX

Name (Default)

Add-DnsServerDirectoryPartition [-ComputerName <String>] [-PassThru] [-Name] <String>
 [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

BuiltIn

Add-DnsServerDirectoryPartition [-ComputerName <String>] [-PassThru] -Type <String>
 [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Add-DnsServerDirectoryPartition cmdlet creates a Domain Name System (DNS) application directory partition. After you install a DNS server, DNS creates an application directory partition for the service at the forest and domain levels. This cmdlet creates additional DNS application directory partitions.

You can store DNS zones in the domain or application directory partitions of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). A partition is a data structure in AD DS that distinguishes data for different replication purposes. When you create an application directory partition for DNS, you can control the scope of replication for the zone that is stored in that partition.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Create a DNS application directory partition

PS C:\> Add-DnsServerDirectoryPartition -Name "ADpart"

This command adds a new DNS application directory partition named ADpart to the local computer.

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.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-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.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: Session

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ComputerName

Specifies a remote DNS server. 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.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: Cn

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Name

Specifies a name for the new DNS application directory partition.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: Name
Aliases: DirectoryPartitionName

Required: True
Position: 1
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.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ThrottleLimit

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.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Type

Specifies a type of DNS application directory partition. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • /Domain
  • /Forest
  • /AllDomains

To create a default domain-wide DNS application directory partition for the Active Directory domain where the specified DNS server is located, specify /Domain.

To create a default forest-wide DNS application directory partition for the Active Directory forest where the specified DNS server is located, specify /Forest.

The ComputerName parameter is ignored for an /AllDomains DNS application directory partition. The computer from where you run this command must be joined to a domain in the forest where you want to create all of the default domain-wide application directory partitions.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: BuiltIn
Aliases: 
Accepted values: Forest, Domain

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

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

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

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

INPUTS

Class dnsDirectoryPartition

{

boolean ApplicationDirectoryPartitions; //Specifies whether support for application directory partitions is enabled on the DNS Server.

string fqdn; // UTF-8 string that specifies the FQDN of the application directory partition.

string dpdn; // Unicode string that specifies the distinguished name for the application directory partition head object

string crDn; // Unicode string that specifies the distinguished name for the application directory partition crossRef object.

ulong flags; //application directory partition properties (see MS-DNSP for details)

ulong ZoneCount: //The number of zones from this application directory partition that are loaded in the DNS server's memory.

ulong state; //The current state of this application directory partition (see MS-DNSP for details)

ulong replicaCount; // The number of replication locations for the application directory partition

string replicaArray[]; //contains information about replication locations for this application directory partition

boolean DefaultDirectoryPartitions

string DirectoryPartition Scope

ComputerName servers[]; // servers enlisted in DNS Application Directory Partition

}

OUTPUTS

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#DnsServerDirectoryPartition

NOTES

Get-DnsServerDirectoryPartition

Register-DnsServerDirectoryPartition

Unregister-DnsServerDirectoryPartition

Remove-DnsServerDirectoryPartition

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