Adding DNS servers

After installation, Micetro contains no data about DNS servers. These need to be added through the Management Console.

DNS servers require Server controllers and need to be added using their fully qualified names (such as


Servers in Microsoft Active Directory environments can be added without installing a server controller. See Agent-free management of DNS/DHCP servers.

  1. Log in to the Web Application.

  2. Navigate to Admin ‣ Server Management.

  3. Click Add DNS server in the interface.

  1. The Add DNS server modal will display.

  2. Fill in the server’s FQDN. Optionally, you can specify its IP address (IPv4 or IPv6).

  3. Select the server type from the dropdown.

  1. Click Confirm.

If the entered details are correct and the server is accessible, it will show up in the server management and DNS lists.

For further details, refer to DNS in the User Guide.


To add a new DNS server in the Management Console, the administrator will select File ‣ New ‣ DNS Server.

DNS servers in Active Directory integrated zones

The DNS agent will use two different methods to retrieve information from Microsoft AD integrated zones. First it will do a zone transfer (both full and incremental) to get the latest records for the zone and then it will use Microsoft APIs to get detailed information for individual records. Due to this it is important that the DNS agent is allowed to do a zone transfer from the local server.


The DNS agent on the DNS server must be able to transfer AD integrated zones from the local DNS server.


There is a global setting in the Management Console that allows Micetro to adjust the zone transfer settings for dynamic or AD integrated zones. It is enabled by default but the administrator can change this setting. See Disable “Automatic adjustment of Zone Transfer” for details.