2008 DNS Zones
Start of Authority (SOA)
The first record in any DNS zone is the Start of Authority (SOA) Resource Record (RR). TheSOA RR specifies the authoritative DNS server for the zone, i.e., the best source of data for the zone. Depending upon the installation options the SOA RR may or may not beautomatically added for a new zone.
Setting Zone Properties
ou¶ll see six tabs in the zone¶s Properties dialog box for a forward or reverse lookup zone.
ou use the Security tab only to control who can change properties and make dynamicupdates to records on that zone.In the DNS snap in, right mouse click on the .local dns zone and click on properties.
The Status indicator and the associated Pause button let you see and control whether thiszone can be used to answer queries. When the zone is running, the server can use it toanswer client queries; when it¶s paused, the server won¶t answer any queries it gets for thatparticular zone.The Type indicator and its Change button allow you to select the zone type.As you change the type, the controls yousee below the horizontal dividing line will changetoo. For primary zones, you¶ll see a fieldthat lets you select the zone filename. For secondary zones, you¶ll get controls that allow youto specify the IP addresses of the primaryservers. When you change to the AD-integrated zone, youhave the ability to make thedynamic zones secure only.