Chapter 5. Using dnscmd

This chapter provides information and commands concerning the following topics:

Retrieving DNS information

Exporting DNS data

Forcing zone transfers

Clearing the DNS cache

Working with DNS partitions

Adding DNS zones

Creating and deleting DNS records


Commands in this chapter are run on a domain controller named DC1 in the domain. The server is a DNS server with an Active Directory integrated (ADI) DNS zone named


You should be familiar with dnscmd when preparing for the 70-640 and 70-642 exams.

Retrieving DNS Information

dnscmd includes several commands you can use to retrieve information about the server, zones, and records. The following table shows these commands. ...

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