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Getting Windows DNS to reload the active-directory zone data

Hi all,
I have a Win2k3 Server here, and we are doing a sort of web-filter, we are setting up zones for each domain that we don't want our people to access. We are hopefully doing this for temporary. I wrote a little app that creates a zone, sets the * host to the IP of our intranet site. It works great. But, DNS doesnt automatically detect the new zone. Is there any way to tell DNS to reload the active directory data, short of restarting the DNS Service.
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dlonganCommented:
You can create a batch file with the following commands and submit it to the scheduler (scheduled tasks under the control panel:

net stop "DNS Server"
net start 'DNS Server"

But I think your going to be wasting a lot of time trying to block people from going to forbidden websites...

You might want to think of an content filtering / blocking appliance such as SurfControl from PineApp.com or a SonicWall solution.
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