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Test DNS Zone Transfer via CMD prompt [Windows DNS Server]

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 Updated March 11th, 2016


This article describes how to test DNS Zone Transfer via a command prompt.


  • All IPAM versions


  1. Open an Admin CMD prompt on the IPAM server.
  2. Run the following commands:


    server <DNS Server Name OR ip address of DNS server>

    set type=any

    ls -d <DNS Zone Name> > dnstest.txt


  3. This will create a file, dnstest.txt, containing a list of the DNS records for this zone.

    If this works without error, we will need to investigate why zone transfers are not working in IPAM.


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