Registering a Domain Controller’s Resource Records

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


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.


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


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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