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DNS server question
What is the best way to find out if a DNS server is servicing clients correctly? 2003\2008 server. Thanks
Windows Server 2008
8/22/2022 - Mon
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A quick test would be to do something like this:
nslookup <ip address of known machine> <ip address of DNS server>
It should return the hostname of the first IP address machine.
You can also manually set the DNS of a machine to just that DNS server and try to access machines on the network by their hostnames.
In addition you can also use Resolve-DNSName if you are using powershell.
Are you currently having any issues on the network?
On top of what the others have said already, you can also turn on DNS debug logging to log incoming and outgoing DNS queries and replies. You can use nslookup; particularly with the debug options setup:
You can use Wireshark or another packet capture tool to monitor DNS traffic.
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