Windows Server 2016 – DNS Server Enable Scavenging

Scavenging is the removal of stale records. You can enable for a zone or even for a DNS server.

DNS Server scavenging

Open DNS Manager , right-click the server and select Properties.

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Select the Advanced tab, and click Enable automatic scavenging of stale records. Click Apply.

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With PowerShell you can enable it with:

Set-DnsServerScavenging -RefreshInterval 7.00:00:00
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More information here.

Zone scavenging

Open DNS Manager, right-click the zone and select Properties

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Select the General tab and click Aging.

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Select Scavenge stale resource records. Click OK twice.

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You can enable zone scavenging with PowerShell by using Set-DnsServerZoneAging:

Set-DnsServerZoneAging kandz.local -Aging $True -ScavengeServers 192.168.122.42
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