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  • dnscmd syntax and subdomains

    Hi Everyone,

    I am having an issue trying to delete 1 particular PTR record. I believe I have the fix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842127). However, I am having trouble with the syntax for dnscmd.exe

    The record that I want to eventually delete is in a subdomain, and the syntax calls for the zone only. So our reverse zone is .yyy.zzz.in-addr.arpa, with subdomains for each subnet beneath it. So the xxx subnet would be a subdomain beneath the .xxx.yyy zone.

    If I issue an dnscmd /RecordDelete .xxx.yyy.zzz.in-addr.arpa. computername PTR 10.x.x.x

    I get an error: Command failed: DNS_ERROR_ZONE_DOES_NOT_EXIST 9601 (00002581)

    I can delete a record from the actual yyy.zzz zone, but not the subdomain.

    Thank you in advance for any help.

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    Re: dnscmd syntax and subdomains

    when you say you can delete a record from the zone, but not the subdomain - how do yo umean ?

    does it fail if you just give it the zone instead of the subdomain ?
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    • #3
      Re: dnscmd syntax and subdomains

      I can delete a record from the zone level (yyy.zzz.in-addr.arpa.) but not when I add the subdomain xxx.yyy.zzz.in-addr.arpa. The true record that I am trying to delete is at the subdomain level. I just created and then deleted a record at the zone level just to verify that I had the syntax correct.


      It fails with the error listed when I try the command including the subdomain level.

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