Is Allow Zone Transfers needed with AD Integrated DNS Zones?

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I am trying ot clean up a DNS implementation with serious issues.  At this time all zones are AD integrated.  I noticed that "Allow zone transfers:" was not checked in the Properties for most of the servers yet they seem to be updating.  Is this setting not needed for AD Integrated zones?

Prior to AD Integrated zones I would check "Allow zone transfers:" and then specify "Only to servers listed in the Name Servers tab"
Question by:yccdadmins
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    Expert Comment

    No, not between AD DNS servers.
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    Accepted Solution

    Not if the zones are AD integrated, they are "replicated" instead.

    Author Comment

    I was hoping that was the case.  But if I have a couple of servers that are not AD Integrated I can use this setting to allow them to transfer correct?
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    Expert Comment

    Yes and you can specify their IP addresses specifically so you only transfer to those machines.

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