Saturday, February 7, 2009

xfrconnecttimeout Registry Key

The xfrconnecttimeout registry key specifies the maximum time the dns system must wait for the secondary server to connect to the primary server. If the secondary server didn't connect to the primary server in time, then the dns system drops the connection from secondary server to primary server.

Key Name: xfrconnecttimeout
Type: dword
Default: 0x1E secs
Range: 0x0 to 0xFFFFFFFF
Functionality: maximum time to wait for the connection from seconday server to primary server before dropping the connection.
Location: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DNS\Parameters

The default value of the reg key is 30 secs.
Note: Direct changes to reg key doesn't becomde effective untill the server restarts. Instead use dnscmd.exe to change the reg key value.


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