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Enable automatic query testing on the DNS server

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To enable automatic query testing on the DNS server

  1. Open DNS.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable DNS server.


    • DNS/applicable DNS server

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. Click the Monitoring tab.

  5. Select the type of testing to be used during automatic query testing. You can select one of both of the following:

    • A simple query against this DNS server

    • A recursive query to other DNS servers

  6. Select the Perform automatic testing at the following interval check box.

  7. Set the Test interval to be used.

    The query tests that you select are performed at regular intervals based on the value of the interval you specify. The default polling interval is 1 minute.


  • 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.

  • Results of automated query tests appear in Test results and are updated after each test interval.

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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