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Importing .DNS files onto a fresh install of DNS

Posted on 2009-07-04
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Hi,
We have a DNS server that we have just has to rebuild to recover. We have a backup of all of the .DNS files.

Is there an easy way of re-importing them as the DNS server is blank at present. No zones etc...
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Copy the DNS zone file (*.dns) to %SystemRoot%\system32\DNS folder

Create a new primary zone by using the wizard, right and select new Zone.  Uncheck the Store the zone in Active Directory.  Then at the appropriate dialog, check the box "Use this existing file" and specify the file name as above.
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by:YellowbusTeam
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its not a DC
its a web server acting as a DNS server also.

We are looking for a way for it to recreate the zones from the .dns files as we have hundres of domains and dont want to have to create each zone seperatly :o(
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Try dnscmd syntax help here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756116(WS.10).aspx

it's part of the support tools
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by:Chris Dent
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Still need this? A spot of scripting could have that done rather quickly from the files.

Chris
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