Introduction to the DNS Management Pack

The Windows Server Domain Name System (DNS) Management Pack monitors DNS health, availability, configuration, security, and zone-transfer issues on DNS servers running the Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. The Windows Server DNS Management Pack also collects performance data that you can use for capacity planning. By correlating the request rate supported by DNS and the resulting response and resource consumption, administrators can anticipate capacity issues and bring additional DNS servers online before users are negatively affected.

The Windows Server DNS Management Pack download includes management packs for the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server® 2008 R2

  • Windows Server® 2008

  • Windows Server® 2003

The content in this guide applies to the Windows Server DNS Management Pack for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003.

Getting the Latest Management Pack and Documentation

You can find the Windows Server DNS Management Pack in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog (