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How to generate a named.conf file in windows server 2003

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Hello,

I am using windows DNS, I like to know a way to extract the equivalent of named.conf

I know all the dns stuff if in the registry. But how can I get a named.conf file so I can see the big picture in terms of any DNS options, ACL's forwarders etc...

Is there a way to get that info out?
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by:Chris Dent
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A lot of named.conf has no equivalent in MS DNS, including ACLs. That makes it tricky to generate anything but a very very basic file.

If all you want to do is see the options then there are a number of choices, including:

dnscmd /Info
dnscmd /ExportSettings

I have a module written for PowerShell that can extract server configuration:

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/dnsshell

With:

Get-DnsServer -Computer SomeServer

Chris
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by:richsark
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Hi,

So ro re-cap

dnscmd /Info
dnscmd /ExportSettings

will show me any dns options, forwarders etc....
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It will show you almost everything (except for a very small number of fields), the second command should drop that to a file, dumped into this directory on your DNS server: %SystemRoot%\System32\DNS\.

Chris
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Outstanding, so dnscmd is a windows command and not  the util you wrote right?

Thanks
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Correct. DNSCMD is an MS utility, part of the Support Tools if it's not installed already.

Mine is PowerShell only, returns a tiny bit more information, some in a slightly nicer format (makes things like dwNameCheckFlag human readable :)), but you're not missing out on much.

Chris
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Good work
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