Sunday, January 11, 2009

Create DNS Application Directory Partition using dnscmd

By Default, when DNS is installed, an application directory partition is created at the forest and domain levels. The /CreateDirectoryPartition command allows one to create additional DNS application directory partition.

The following illustrates creating application directory partition for a DNS on command line using dnscmd.

1. Assume the dns server is "dnsserver", dns zone is "", Name (FQDN) of the new directory partition to be created is".

dnscmd dnsserver /CreateDirectoryPartition
To verify the Directory Partition is created in dnsmanager.
One can also verify the directory partitions using the dnscmd command below.

dnscmd dnsserver /EnumDirectoryPartitions


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