Article ID: 2574, created on Oct 29, 2007, last review on May 10, 2014

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Knowledge ID 1737
Product : WEBppliance for Windows
Version : 3.2
Topic : FAQ

Upgrading BIND 8.3.1 to the BIND 9.2.2.

Upgrading BIND 8.3.1 to the BIND 9.2.2.



Important: Please ensure that you complete all the steps. Failure to do so will lead to a unusable webappliance.

Steps for upgrading Bind 8.3.1 (Version bundled with WWP) to Bind 9.2.2 (Latest version)

  1. Grab the Bind 9.2.2 binary kit from the following location

  1. Unzip the contents of the above zip file in some location on your disk. Let’s assume it to be in c:\bind9 for rest of the document.
  2. Open command shell
  3. Backup the contents of entire c:\winnt\system32\dns directory
  4. Run the following command

instsrv “ISC BIND” remove

  1. Switch to c:\winnt\system32\dns\bin directory
  2. Run the following command


  1. Make sure, that, checkbox for “Keep Config Files After Uninstall” is turned ON and then click on “Uninstall”. This will uninstall “Bind 8.3.1” from the system.
  2. Open command shell
  3. Switch to c:\bind9 directory
  4. Run the following command. This will open up the Bind 9 installer window


  1. Make sure, that, checkboxes for all the ‘Options’ are turned ON and Click on “Install”. This will install Bind 9.2.2 on the machine. If you encounter the error “Error creating service (the name is already in use either as a service or a service display name)”, exit the installer, reboot the system and again start from step 9.
  2. Run the following sequence of commands

instsrv named remove

instsrv “ISC BIND” c:\winnt\system32\dns\bin\named.exe

net start “ISC BIND”

If the second command fails saying “Default : Unable To CreateService (Unknown Reason) :

1072:The specified service has been marked for deletion, please reboot the machine and then carry out second and third command again.

  1. Restart virtualhosting service using the following commands

net stop virtualhosting

net start virtualhosting


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