Modify security for a resource record

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To modify security for a resource record

  1. Open DNS.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable zone.

  3. In the details pane, click the record you want to view.

  4. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  5. On the Security tab, modify the list of member users or groups that are allowed to securely update the applicable record and reset their permissions as needed.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the DnsAdmins or the Domain Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To open DNS, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DNS.

  • Secure dynamic updates are only supported or configurable for resource records in zones stored in Active Directory.

  • Security settings applied to resource records only affect dynamic updates. These security settings do not affect who may administer the zone where these resource records are located. For information on the security settings that affect who may administer a zone, see Related Topics.

  • Resource records with the same name share the same resource record security settings. The names of resource records are listed in the Name column of the DNS console.

  • This feature is not included on computers running the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003, Web Edition, operating system. For more information, see Overview of Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Dynamic update
Active Directory integration
Modify security for a resource record
Modify security for a directory-integrated zone
Changing inherited permissions
Remote Desktop Connection
Security information for DNS
Securing DNS resource records