How to View When a Zone Can Start Scavenging of Stale Resource Records


In this article you will learn how to view when a Zone can start Scavenging of Stale Resource Records.

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 it to open it.

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Step 2

Now the DNS Manager Wizard will be opened, here on the left hand side click on "View" then Check the "Advanced" option.

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On the extreme left hand side, 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 that a few Zones are available. Under this 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 the Properties.

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In the Properties Window open the General Tab. In the General Tab first of all check the "Type of Zone" because this should be Active Directory Integrated if it's not then click on the "Change" button.

After that you need to click on the "Aging" button.

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Now on the next page check the Scavenge Stale Resource Records then provide the number of days or hours after which scavenging is to be done.

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