Event ID 6004 — DNS Server Zone Transfer

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Domain Name System (DNS) enhances fault tolerance and load balancing by providing for server redundancy. For any given zone, a DNS server can act as a primary master server, which is the authority for a zone, or as a secondary server, which obtains its zone data from the zone's primary master server or another secondary server. This process is known as zone transfer.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 6004
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Server-Service
Version: 6.0
Message: The DNS server received a zone transfer request from %1 for a non-existent or non-authoritative zone %2.


This is a normal condition. No further action is required.

DNS Server Zone Transfer

DNS Infrastructure