Registering a Domain Controller’s Resource Records

Posted: March 27, 2010 in Active Directory, Server, System Information
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Problem

You want to manually force registration of a domain controller’s resource records. This may be necessary if you’ve made some configuration changes on your DNS servers to allow your domain controllers to start dynamically registering resource records.

Solution

Using a command-line interface
	> nltest /dsregdns /server:<DomainControllerName>

Discussion

The Windows Server 2003 version of nltest provides a /dsregdns switch that allows you to force registration of the domain-controller-specific resource records. You can also force reregistration of its resource records by restarting the NetLogon service on the domain controller. The NetLogon service automatically attempts to reregister a domain controller’s resource records every hour, so if you can wait that long, you do not need to use nltest.

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