How to Modify Zone Transfer Settings Using Windows Interface


In this article you will learn how to modify the Zone Transfer Settings using the Windows interface.

Before going through this article ensure that DNS is installed on your system, otherwise you will not be able to change the Zone Type, in fact in that case Zone will also be not available to you.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu.

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Now in the Administrative Tools many options will be available and one of them will be named DNS, double-click on this option to open it.

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Step 2

Now the DNS Manager Wizard will be opened, here on the left hand side DNS Server will be available.

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Expand the Server name under the DNS.

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Step 3

Under the Server Name two Zones will be available, one will be Forward Lookup Zone and the Second will be Backward Lookup Zone. Expand the Zone on which you want to work.

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Now you will see that a few Zones are available under this Forward Lookup Zone (these will be only be available if you had added them previously), expand these Zones too.

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Step 4

Now right-click on the Zone and click on it's Properties.

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Now the property Window for this Zone will be opened, here first the General Tab will be opened by default.

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Step 5

In the Tab Section you will see that an option is available named Zone Transfer, click on this tab. Now on this page, if you uncheck the Allow Zone Transfer then Zone Transfer will be disabled.

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To allow Zone Transfer you need to check the "Allow Zone Transfer", now three different categories will be available to choose from:

  • To any Server: If you choose this category then you will allow Zone Transfer to any server.
  • Only to Server Listed: If you choose this category then Zone Transfer would only be available to DNS Servers that are listed on the Name Server Tab.
  • Only to Following Servers: If you choose this category then you will need to provide the IP Address of the server on which Zone Transfer is to be done.

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After providing all this information click on Apply and then on the Ok button.

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