DNS Removal

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi all,

Does anyone know how to complete delete a DNS server off Windows 2003 Server. I have wierd issues with the DNS server and for the life of me i fix them - so i would like "uninstall" the dns including all the zones, setting etc.

Question by:SeanNij
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    Start->Run->appwiz.cpl->Add/Remove Windows Components->Networking...DNS
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    Start->Run->appwiz.cpl->Add/Remove Windows Components->Networking Services->Domain Name Service(DNS)->Remove
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    Also, you may need to delete you DNS database if it is not AD integrated.  

    The DNS database is located in C:\Windows\System32\DNS.
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    By removing it this way, will it delete all the entries of the zone files in the active directory too?
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