How to use command line options

Simple DNS Plus v. 5.3
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When Simple DNS Plus is running, you can use the following command line (DOS prompt) options:

(Make sure you run these from the directory where Simple DNS Plus is installed)


SDNSPLUS -z  z:<zone-name> [f:<file-name>] [p:<primary-ip>] [g:<group-id>]

Loads, re-loads, and/or updates the status of a specific zone.

The f:file-name parameter is only required if this is a new zone.

The p:primary-ip parameter is only required if this is a secondary zone.

The g:group-id is optional and refers to the numerical zone group ID.



Reloads all zones.


SDNSPLUS -r  <zone-name>  <file-name>

Deprecated. For backwards compatibility only. Use -z option instead.


SDNSPLUS -u  <zone-name>

Unloads / removes a zone.



Removes all records from the cache.

Same as selecting "Clear Cache" from the main window / File menu.



Reloads options file (sdnsplus.config.xml)



Shutdown Simple DNS Plus.


SDNSPLUS -m <password>

Enables remote management and sets the remote management password (see Options / Remote Management section).

This can be used to gain remote access to Simple DNS Plus - for example on a Server Core machine - see KB1278.