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How do you check which dns server is master?

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How can you tell what dns server is master?   We are having problems with zone transfer to a secondary server and we have two primarys and I dont know which one is master.
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by:ryansoto
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If the zones are ad integrated then there is no master.

You can see what machine holds the fsmo roles
http://www.petri.co.il/determining_fsmo_role_holders.htm
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You can check which machine is the 'master' of a zone.

Right click the zone in DNS then click the SOA tab
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by:TriCountyIT
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Ok I see all that now, why would I not be able to transfer a reverser lookup zone.  The two before it worked fine but this one will not transfer.
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by:ryansoto
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All should transfer on their own.
A reverse lookup zoen isnt crucial and you can always delete it and recreate it with no ill effects.  Then see if replication happens from one machine to another.
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I got everything to work I think.  Thanks
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Sure dont forget to close the question out and choose which solution fixed your issue.
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