DNS: Zone <zone name> has record aging disabled, so scavenging will not occur

Updated: October 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer or Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the DNS Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer or DNS Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Operating System

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012




Not Critical




There is no issue. The zone scavenging parameters are compliant with best practices.

The purpose of this rule is to confirm the scavenging configuration. Record aging is disabled for the zone, therefore scavenging will not occur. This is a valid configuration if scavenging is not desired.


There is no impact. The zone is compliant with best practices.


No resolution is required. The zone is compliant with best practices.