How to Change the Zone Type Using Windows Interface in Windows Server 2012


In this article you will learn how to change the Zone Type using the Windows interface in Windows Server 2012.

Before going through this article, ensure that DNS is installed in your system, otherwise you will be unable to change the Zone Type, in that case the Zone will also be unavailable to you.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu.

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Now in the Administrative Tools many options will be available and one of them will be DNS, double-click on that to open it.

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Step 2

Now the DNS Manager Wizard will be opened, here on the left hand side the DNS Server will be available.

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Expand the server name under the DNS.

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Step 3

Under the Server Name two Zones will be available, one will be Forward Lookup Zone and the second will be Backward Lookup Zone. Expand the Zone on which you want to work.

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Now you will see a few Zones are available. Under them is Forward Lookup Zone (these will be only be available if you had added them previously), expand these Zones too.

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Step 4

Now right-click on the Zone and click on it's properties.

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Now the Property Wizard for this Zone will be opened, here go to the General Tab. In the General Tab, Zone Type will be shown, click on the change Tab to change the Zone Type.

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Now select the type of Zone that you want to change and then click on the "Ok" Button.

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