Run DNSMGMT.MSC remotely without interactively Logging onto Server

Posted on 2007-10-21
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
I have tried to use RUNAS as well but to no avail. I would like to be logged onto my XP or member server and bring up the DNS mmc (DNSMGMT.MSC) successfully.  I have been able to bring up a snap-in view but receive a cannot start snap-in. I do not want to use terminal services or RDP and logon to server.

I know there is a way but no explicit instruction that I have seen worked so far.

Thanks Ahead of Time
Question by:Stevesdl
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    by:Ian Meredith
    Have you installed the 2000/2003 Admin Tools onto your XP box? (or whatever machine your using from remote)

    If you have the correct level of authority you will be able run the DNSMGMT.MSC

    Once you have it operating you can right-click on DNS in the main window and choose 'Connect to DNS Server'

    You can enter an IP or server name to connect to.  You should then be able to browse and perform all the normal DNS type functions.

    Hope this helps.
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    could also try the following from a Run Box (Start>Run)

    %COMSPEC% /C dnsMGMT.msc /gpcomputer: "YOURDNSSERVER"


    Author Comment

    thanks to the first poster but the second post is exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks Second poster!!
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    Glad to help

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