PowerShell for Windows Admins

Oct 30 2015   11:36AM GMT

Create a reverse lookup zone

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway


I needed to create a DNS reverse lookup zone for my test environment. With Windows Server 2012 R2 I’ve got cmdlets available for managing DNS servers – the DnsServer module. You need to install the DNS role or the DNS RSAT tools to get access to the module.

To create a new reverse lookup zone

Add-DnsServerPrimaryZone -DynamicUpdate Secure -NetworkId ‘’ -ReplicationScope Domain

Use the networkId to define the subnet the zone spans. Setting DynamicUpdate to Secure ensures I have an AD integrated zone and I’ve set the replication scope to the domain.

Doesn’t get any easier

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  • dnot11
    how well does the reverse zone work if  you're not using a /24 subnet mask?
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  • Richard Siddaway
    It works as expected as far as I'm aware
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