need a powershell script to add in IP addresses into the DNS zone transfer list

Posted on 2014-01-05
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Last Modified: 2014-01-06
can someone provide a script that we can run to add (2) IP addresses into the DNS server "zone transfer authorized list"

we have 300+ zones to add these IP's on.

many thanks!

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ID: 39758889
You can easily do this using dnscmd. The following command should achieve what you're after:

dnscmd SourceServerName /ZoneResetSecondaries ZoneName /SecureList DestinationServerIPs

SourceServerName is the name of the server you're setting the zone transfer settings on.
ZoneName is the name of the zone you're setting the zone transfer settings for.
DestinationServerIPs is a space delimited list of IP address for servers which are allowed to transfer the zone from the source server.

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ID: 39759026
yes, but I need to do this on 300+ zonenames, which is why I was asking for a script that can accomplish this in bulk.


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ID: 39759039
I think this may be a way to automate it.
import-csv records.csv | foreach  {dnscmd SourceServerName /ZoneResetSecondaries /ZoneName /SecureList}

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ID: 39759052
when I run the script directly on the master nameserver [one zonename for testing] I get command failed RPC_s_SERVER_UNAVAILABLE 1722 0X6BA

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ID: 39759077
figured it out. need to set the variable in the script to $_.ZoneName

works fine now. thx

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