Procedure: Remove a Trust Point

 

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Use the following procedures to delete trust anchors from a DNS server. Before deleting a trust anchor, you might wish to export trust points for purposes of backup. For information about exporting a trust point, see Procedure: Export a Trust Point.

For more information about trust points, see Trust Anchors.

Procedures are provided using the DNS Manager console and Windows PowerShell. When you have completed the procedures in this topic, return to the parent checklist.

Choose DNS Manager or Windows PowerShell to perform this procedure:

Delete a trust point using DNS Manager

Membership in the Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete these procedures. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

To delete a trust point using DNS Manager

  1. Open DNS Manager on the server where you wish to delete the trust point, or connect to the DNS server from another location using DNS Manager.

  2. In the console tree, navigate to the location under Trust Points corresponding to the zone for which you will delete a trust point. For example, to delete a trust point for the zone secure.contoso.com, navigate to Trust Points > com > contoso > secure.

  3. In the right-hand pane, right-click the trust anchor you wish to remove, and then click Delete.

When the last trust anchor is removed for a zone, right-click Trust Points in DNS Manager, and then click Refresh to remove the container (folder) in DNS Manager for that namespace.

Delete a trust point using Windows PowerShell

Membership in the Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete these procedures. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

To use the Windows PowerShell examples that are provided, replace server and zone names with the names you will use in your environment.

To delete a trust point using Windows PowerShell

  1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell prompt on the server where you wish to delete the trust point.

  2. To delete a trust point, use the Remove-DnsServerTrustAnchor cmdlet. See the following example.

    Remove-DnsServerTrustAnchor -Name secure.contoso.com -Type DS -Force
    

    In the previous example, the Type parameter was used to specify that only DSSET trust anchors should be deleted from the local server for the secure.contoso.com zone.

  3. To delete DNSKEY trust anchors, specify a Type of DnsKey. See the following example.

    Remove-DnsServerTrustAnchor -Name fb.contoso.com -Type DnsKey -Force
    
  4. To delete all trust anchors, do not specify the Type parameter.

When the last trust anchor is removed for a zone using Windows PowerShell, the container (folder) in DNS Manager for that namespace is also removed.

See also

DNSSEC in Windows

DNSSEC Deployment Planning