I have an Active-Directory integrated stub zone that appears to be functioning properly (zone data is populated on every DC). It is stored in the DomainDNSZones partition, but I do not see any dnsNode objects in its container. I was previously under the impression that any DNS zones that are domain-scoped would store all of their zone information here, but I see that there must be more to it than that. Where else could the zone data be loaded from?
A Stub Zone's records are stored in memory only, and are lost when the DNS service is stopped.
The DNS server will, upon starting up, query the zone's
The only records that the Stub Zone which needs to be stored in a persistent way is the list of authoritative servers to query for the
Why don't you look in dnsmgmt at the the stub zone which will list all the records (which then should allow you to see their local location)?
Edit: Ah, I didn't read the word container so I assume you used DNS Manager. A Zone DB should be stored in %systemroot%/SYSTEM32/DNS/domain_name.dns.