Redirect DNS zone to another zone

Posted on 2010-09-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10

I would like to know (Server 2008 DNS Server) if I have a zone "abc.de" defined on my DNS server with a number of A, MX and CNAME records, if I can create another zone "abctoo.de" that basically should be an alias for the complete "abc.de" domain. So that I do not need to enter each record in both the abc.de and the abctoo.de zones once a record needs to be added.

Question by:GSLBermuda
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Justin Owens earned 1000 total points
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You can do an export/import and modify the data between the two processes.  The command line is your friend in this.  Use DNSCMD to enumerate your DNS zone and export to a txt file.  You can then edit it and import it back in with the same command.



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Ok, that is a possible work around to my problem. Still, I am making changes to two zones zones. There is no way of pointing one to the other?
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by:Justin Owens
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So, you want the two zone to stay dynamically synchronized?  I am assuming that you want members of abc.de to type machine1.abctoo.de and get directed to machine1.abc.de instead.  Is that your goal?  Do you want it to work both ways?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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The problem is a zone record is part of that zone's namespace which makes the records only available to that DNS namespace.


So, the zones would need to have the same name

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Yes, you got it. I would like requests for *.abctoo.de to resolve to *.abc.de
And NO it does not have to be both ways.
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by:Justin Owens
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dariusq is correct in that it just won't happen automatically.  Your best bet is to create a script to export, modify, and import and set it as a scheduled task.  That, unfortunately, is beyond my ability.

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by:Justin Owens
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If you need help with an export/modify/import script, you can open a "related Question" and add it to the the VBScript zone and PowerShell zone...

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