DNS: Zone <zone name> has scavenging enabled with recommended parameters

Published: July 7, 2010

Updated: October 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer or Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the DNS Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer or DNS Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.


Operating System

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012




Not Critical



There is no issue. The zone scavenging parameters are compliant with best practices.

The purpose of this rule is to confirm the scavenging configuration. Scavenging is enabled for the zone and parameters are within the recommended range.

There is no impact. The zone is compliant with best practices.

No resolution is required. The zone is compliant with best practices.

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