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13.3. Viewing a Server’s Zones

Problem

You want to view the zones on a server.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the DNS Management snap-in.

  2. Right-click on DNS in the left pane and select Connect to DNS Server.

  3. Enter the server you want to connect to and click Enter.

  4. In the left pane, expand the server and click Forward Lookup Zones and Reverse Lookup Zones to view the supported zones.

Using a command-line interface

> dnscmd <DNSServerName> /enumzones

Using VBScript

' This code lists the zones that are supported by the specified server.
' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strServer = "<DNSServerName>"  ' e.g. dc1.rallencorp.com
' ------ END CONFIGURATION ---------

set objDNS = GetObject("winMgmts:\\" & strServer & "\root\MicrosoftDNS")
set objDNSServer = objDNS.Get("MicrosoftDNS_Server.Name="".""")
set objZones = objDNS.ExecQuery("Select * from MicrosoftDNS_Zone " & _
                                "Where DnsServerName = '" & _
                                objDNSServer.Name & "'") 
WScript.Echo "Zones on " & objDNSServer.Name
for each objZone in objZones
   WScript.Echo " " & objZOne.Name
next

Discussion

Using a graphical user interface

When you click on either the Forward Lookup Zones or Reverse Lookup Zones in the left pane, the right pane contains a Type column that displays the zone type for each zone.

Using a command-line interface

When using the /enumzones switch without any more parameters, it displays all zones on the server. You can specify additional filters that limit the types of zones returned. With the Windows 2000 version of dnscmd ...

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