Event ID 6002 — DNS Server Zone Transfer

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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Domain Name System (DNS) enhances fault tolerance and load balancing by providing for server redundancy. For any given zone, a DNS server can act as a primary master server, which is the authority for a zone, or as a secondary server, which obtains its zone data from the zone's primary master server or another secondary server. This process is known as zone transfer.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 6002
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Server-Service
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: DNS_EVENT_ZONEXFR_ABORTED
Message: The transfer of version %1 of zone %2 by the DNS server was aborted by the server at %3. To restart the transfer of the zone, you must initiate transfer at the secondary server.

Resolve

Reinitiate zone transfer

If a zone transfer for a secondary zone from the local DNS server is failing, initiate the zone transfer at the secondary DNS server.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To initiate a zone transfer at a remote secondary DNS server:

  1. On the DNS server, open DNS Manager. To open DNS Manager, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.
  2. In the console tree, right-click DNS, and then click Connect to DNS Server.
  3. Click The following computer, type the DNS name or IP address of the secondary DNS server, and then click OK.
  4. In the console tree, expand the secondary DNS server, and then expand the folder containing the zone.
  5. Right-click the zone, and then click Transfer from master.

Verify

Verify that all DNS servers that are authoritative for a zone have the same serial number for the zone.

To view the serial number for a zone:

  1. On the DNS server, open DNS Manager. To open DNS Manager, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.
  2. In the console tree, right-click DNS, and then click Connect to DNS Server.
  3. Click The following computer, type the DNS name or IP address of the authoritative DNS server, and then click OK.
  4. In the console tree, expand the DNS server, and then expand the folder that contains the zone.
  5. Right-click the zone, and then click Properties.
  6. Click the Start of Authority tab, and note the value in Serial number.

Note: If dynamic updates are enabled for the zone, or if an administrator changes the zone between the time that you check the master and secondary servers, the serial number on the master server can be slightly higher than the number on secondary servers.

Related Management Information

DNS Server Zone Transfer

DNS Infrastructure

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