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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

DNS: Converting An Automatically Created Record To Static

I had a requirement to convert a large number of automatically created DNS "A" records into static entries to avoid issues with DNS scavenging. Rather than manually creating a static record then removing the existing one, this can be accomplished with a few clicks.
1. In "DNS Manager" select "View" > "Advanced"
2. Browse into the appropriate "Forward Lookup Zone" and select the "A" record you wish to convert to static.
3. Double click the record (or right click and select "Properties") and uncheck the "Delete this record when it becomes stale" tick box.
4. Click OK.
When you refresh the page you'll now see the time stamp has been removed from the record and is instead set to "Static"

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