B.4 Step 4: Copy the Files

The next step is copying the necessary files from the BIND name server's machine to the Windows Server 2003 machine. You'll need to copy the name server configuration file, called the boot file (which is usually /etc/named.boot) and all the zone datafiles for which the BIND server is a primary master. The zone datafiles will be in the directory specified by the directory directive in the boot file. The files should be copied to the %SystemRoot%\system32\dns directory on the Windows server. The named.boot file goes in that directory, too, but you need to rename it to just boot. One final note: only the primary, secondary, and cache directives are supported. Any other directives are ignored.