Manually update DNS server data files
Updated: March 2, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
You can perform this procedure by using the DNS snap-in or by using the Dnscmd command-line tool. Use the DNS snap-in for standard Domain Name System (DNS) zones and the Dnscmd command-line tool for Active Directory–integrated zones.
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 the Run as command to perform this procedure.
Manually updating DNS server data files
Open the DNS snap-in.
In the console tree, click the applicable DNS server.
On the Action menu, click Update Server Data Files.
|To open the DNS snap-in, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.|
At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
dnscmd ServerName /ZoneUpdateFromDs ZoneName
Specifies the DNS host name of the DNS server. You can also type the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the DNS server. To specify the DNS server on the local computer, you can also type a period (.)
Specifies the name of the zone to which you want to set aging and scavenging.