Solved

Update AD DNS entry manually from command line

Posted on 2013-06-19
3
596 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-19
I run active directory integrated DNS, and I allow secure and non secure updates, primarily so workgroup servers can register with my DNS server.

I have 2 linux machines that run DHCP, and I'd like them to also register with my AD DNS server, but I just can't figure it out.

I've given up trying to get that to work properly, I'm ok with that.  I put the entries in manually.  The issue becomes when I fail over to my DR site, and the machine takes on its new ip address (by design) DNS doesn't get updated

What I want to do as a work around, is create a script that I can invoke, that will reach out to my AD DNS server, and change the DNS record for the host.  I know what the address will be (using a DHCP reservation) so all I need to do is have a script that can update DNS, and I can configure it to run when I'm in a failover state.

So bottom line, is there a way to update AD DNS from the command line, for an A record that already exists?  If there is, can I can easily make the changes from the command line, I'm sure I can whip up a script that fits my needs.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:Vjz1
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 39260853
Not near a server to check it - but look at DNSCMD.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Vjz1
ID: 39260859
That's what I'm looking for.  thanks
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39260860
0

Featured Post

How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?

With today’s modern enterprise so dependent on digital infrastructures, the impact of major incidents has increased dramatically. Grab the report now to gain insight into how your organization ranks against your peers and learn best-in-class strategies to resolve incidents.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question