How To Sync, Transfer And Test DNS Zone On Windows Nano Server 2016 Using PowerShell

After blogging about how I added DNS Entries to my Windows Nano Server 2016 and Installing the DNS Server Role, today I’ll show you how I Sync, Test and Replicate my Nano Server DNS Zones.

If you haven’t setup your Nano Server use my article on how Install And Run Nano Server Technical Preview 5.

Once your Nano Server Is Configured Connect to It using PowerShell Direct, Connect To A Nano Server Using PowerShell Direct or using PowerShell Remoting How To Connect To A Windows Nano Server Using PowerShell.

In the cmdlet below I start a sync of my DNS zone:

Sync-DnsServerZone -passThru

To test my DNS server, I use the cmdlet below:

Test-DnsServer -ipaddress

To start a DNS Zone Transfer I use the cmdlet:

Start-dnsserverzonetransfer -name test.local -fulltransfer -verbose -passthru