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DNS Audit Tool

Automatically create DNS server documentation

Audit and document your Microsoft DNS server settings with the DNS audit tool XIA Configuration.

Document DNS zone hierarchy, DNS server settings and forward and reverse lookup zones.

Domain Name System (DNS) is the name resolution protocol for TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet.

All of XIA Configuration's features are supported when documenting DNS configuration, including version control, PDF output, reporting, change tracking & item comparison, XML output, agentless data collection, and more.

Microsoft DNS Server Documentation Example

View an example Microsoft DNS server document generated by XIA Configuration:

Microsoft DNS server documentation sample generated by XIA Configuration (click to open)
Microsoft DNS server documentation sample generated by XIA Configuration (click to open)

Supported Platforms

Document DNS configuration on the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2
  • Windows 2000 Server (additional steps required)

Information documented by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the DNS information documented by XIA Configuration below:

DNS Zone Hierarchy

XIA Configuration displays your DNS server zone hierarchy:

Microsoft DNS server zone hierarchy tree screenshot

DNS Server Settings

A DNS server hosts the information that enables client computers to resolve DNS names to IP addresses.

Audit the following DNS server settings:

  • Listen On Addresses
  • Disable Recursion
  • Bind Secondaries
  • Enable Netmask Ordering
  • Fail on Load if Bad Zone Data
  • Enable Round Robin
  • Secure Cache Against Pollution
  • Name Checking
  • Load Zone Data on Start-up
  • Enable automatic scavenging of stale records
  • Scavenging Interval
  • Event Logging
  • Debugging
  • Forwarders
  • Conditional Forwarders (Windows 2003 and above)
  • Root Hints
XIA Configuraton Server screenshot showing Microsoft DNS server configuration
XIA Configuraton Server screenshot showing Microsoft DNS server configuration

Forward and Reverse Lookup Zone Settings

Forward lookup zones are used by DNS to resolve a hostname or fully qualified hostname to an IP address or addresses. Reverse lookup zones are used by DNS to resolve an IP address to its corresponding fully qualified domain name.

Document the following forward and reverse lookup zone settings:

  • Zone Type (e.g. Primary)
  • Zone Status
  • Data File
  • Dynamic Updates
  • Scavenge Stale Resource Records
  • No Refresh Interval
  • Refresh Interval
  • Serial Number
  • Primary Server
  • Responsible Person
  • Retry Interval
  • Expires After
  • Minimum (default) TTL
  • Name Servers
  • Zone Transfers
  • WINS Lookup

Interested?

View the sample document or find out more about our DNS audit tool XIA Configuration.

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