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View the global query block list

Updated: May 9, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to determine what names are included in the global query block list on the Domain Name System (DNS) server. See Managing the Global Query Block List for more information about the global query block list.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

  1. Open a command prompt. To open an elevated Command Prompt window, click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

  2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    dnscmd [<ServerName>] /info /globalqueryblocklist


Value Description


The command-line tool for managing DNS servers.


Specifies the DNS host name of the DNS server. You can also type the IP address of the DNS server. To specify the DNS server on the local computer, you can also type a period (.) or omit the host name.


Required. Specifies that the command is to return information only.


Required. Specifies that the command applies to the global query block list.

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