How Do I Export DNS Records From Server 2016?


Angela Bailey

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to export DNS records from Server 2016. This process is essential when you need to migrate your DNS records to a new server or simply create a backup for future reference.

Step 1: Accessing the DNS Manager

To export DNS records from Server 2016, you first need to access the DNS Manager. Here are the steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Start menu and search for “DNS Manager”.
  • Step 2: Click on the DNS Manager app that appears in the search results.

Step 2: Exporting DNS Records

Now that you have accessed the DNS Manager, follow these steps to export your DNS records:

  1. Step 1: In the left-hand sidebar of the DNS Manager, expand the server name that contains the DNS zones you want to export.
  2. Step 2: Expand the Forward Lookup Zones or Reverse Lookup Zones, depending on your requirements.
  3. Step 3: Right-click on the specific zone you want to export and select All Tasks > Export List...

Step 3: Saving Exported Records

The next step involves saving the exported DNS records file. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Step 1:Select a location where you want to save the exported file. Choose a location that is easily accessible and memorable.
  • Step 2:Enter a name for the exported file.

    Make sure to use a descriptive name that indicates the purpose of the file.

  • Step 3:Select the desired format for the exported file. You can choose between Text File (*.txt) or All Files (*. *).
  • Step 4:Click on the Save button to save the exported DNS records file.


Congratulations! You have successfully exported DNS records from Server 2016. By following these steps, you can now migrate your DNS records or create a backup for future use.

In this tutorial, we learned how to:

  • Create a backup of DNS records from Server 2016.
  • Navigate through the DNS Manager to access and export specific zones.
  • Select a location, enter a filename, and choose a format for exporting DNS records.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of exporting DNS records from Server 2016. Remember to keep your exported file in a safe location for future reference or migration purposes.

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