Recipe 13.13 Registering a Domain Controller's Resource Records

13.13.1 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.

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

13.13.3 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 the nltest command.

13.13.4 See Also

Recipe 13.12 for verifying if a domain controller is registering its resource records

    Chapter 3. Domain Controllers, Global Catalogs, and FSMOs
    Chapter 6. Users
    Appendix A. Tool List