windows networking, dns

I am in my organization

can I use nslookup in my domain environment to query external domain's dns and mx record.

how should I use nslookup to query external hosts dns and mx records.
pramod1Asked:
Who is Participating?
 
Will SzymkowskiConnect With a Mentor Senior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can use a workstation or server. It does not matter.

Will.
0
 
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can in fact query external domains and MX records from your internal servers. Do the following below...

For MX Record Lookup
nslookup <press enter>
set type=mx <press enter>
domain.com <press enter>

Open in new window


Forward DNS lookup

nslookup <press enter>
set type=A <press enter>
domain.com <press enter>

Open in new window


Reverse DNS Lookup
nslookup <press enter>
set type=ptr
x.x.x.x <press enter>

Open in new window


You can also reference the below link for further details
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997324%28v=exchg.65%29.aspx


Will.
0
 
pramod1Author Commented:
Can I use any workstation or any external workgroup PC to check or do I have to use server for checking external host
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.