How to update the DNS root hints

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Updating the root servers on the DNS servers, by default when DNS server is installed a list of root servers comes with the server. In this Tutorial we are going to update the list on a server and use that server as basis to update other servers.

Solution


The first step is to check the root hints on the following site: ftp://ftp.rs.internic.net/domain/db.cache

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After that we can open the DNS Manager, and then click on Root Hints.

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Update the entries based on the file that you accessed at the beginning of this Tutorial.

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After completing the first DNS Server, the administrator can go to the remaining servers, and use the option Copy from Server and specify the IP or name of the up-to-date server and that will automatically configure the root hints on that given server.

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Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at ITPROCentral.com, MSExchange.org, Techgenix.com and Anderson Patricio.org (Portuguese).

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