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Microsoft KB Archive/174459

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Windows NT DNS Server Remote Administration from non-DNS Server Computers

Article ID: 174459

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q174459


As with most of the Windows NT services, you can administer a Windows NT Domain Name Service (DNS) Server remotely from a computer running Windows NT that is not running the DNS Server. This article discusses the method for accomplishing this.


To remotely administer a Windows NT DNS Server, you will need to copy the DNS Manager, Dnsadmin.exe, to the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder of the target computer where you will do the administration. Dnsadmin.exe can be found in one of the following locations:

  • In the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder of your current Windows NT DNS Server.

  • In the <platform> folder of your original Windows NT CD. To expand the DNS Manager from this CD, you will need to insert your Windows NT CD into your CD-ROM drive, type the following at a command prompt, and then press Enter:

          expand D:\<platform>\Dnsadmin.ex_ C:\Winnt\System32\Dnsadmin.exe

    where D: is the letter of your CD drive and C:\Winnt is the folder your target Windows NT installation is located.

NOTE: The computer that you wish to run Dnsadmin.exe from must have the TCP/IP protocol installed and configured correctly and you must have local Administrative privileges at the DNS Server that you wish to administer.

Keywords: kbinfo kbnetwork KB174459