How to Create and Manage Notify List For a Zone


In this article you will learn how to create and manage a Notify List for a Zone.

Before going through this article make sure that DNS is installed in your system, otherwise you will be unable to change the Zone Type, in fact in that case Zone will also be not available 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 named DNS, double-click on this option 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 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 it's Properties.

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Now the property Window for this Zone will be opened, here first the General Tab will be opened by default.

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Step 5

In the Tab Section you will see the Zone Transfer tab, click on this tab to open it. Here you need to click on the Notify button but before that first check the Allow Zone Transfer because only then will you be allowed to click on the Notify Button.


Now the Notify Wizard will be opened, here check the Automatically Notify. You now have two options to choose from. If you choose the first tab, in other words "Servers listed on the Name Servers tab" then it will permit only those servers that appear by IP Address on the Name Server Tab to be included in the notify list.


But if you select the second option, in other words "The following servers", then it will specify a different list to be used.