Powershell module for DNS

DNS to change a dynamic record to a static record http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21726.how-to-convert-a-dynamic-resource-record-to-a-static-one-without-re-creating-it-in-dns.aspx   DNS PowerShell – import-module DNSServer example: http://www.rivnet.ro/category/active-directory/dns   DNS Powershell – DnsShell  Summary: Learn how to use a free Windows PowerShell module to ease administration of Windows DNS: DnsShell (http://dnsshell.codeplex.com/) What is DnsShell? The majority of the cmdlets in DnsShell are wrappers aroundContinue reading “Powershell module for DNS”

How to get computer name based on IP?

How to retrieve the computer name based on the IP? this mechanism is called “reverse lookup”. In general it works if your DNS server contain “reverse zones” and reverse records. In that case, the following commands works fine: ping -a <IP> nslookup -a <IP> But if your internal DNS Server, does not contain reverse zone.Continue reading “How to get computer name based on IP?”

Windows Server 2012 IPAM

IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server 2012 is a framework for discovering, monitoring, managing and auditing IP address space on a corporate network. IPAM provides the following features: Automatic IP address infrastructure discovery Highly customizable IP address space display, reporting, and management Configuration change auditing for DHCP and IPAM services Monitoring and management ofContinue reading “Windows Server 2012 IPAM”


Collection of Web resources about dig usage: http://www.danesparza.net/2011/05/using-the-dig-dns-tool-on-windows-7/ http://anouar.adlani.com/2011/12/useful-dig-command-to-troubleshot-your-domains.html https://library.linode.com/linux-tools/common-commands/dig Download dig (part of Bind): http://www.isc.org/downloads/ Some commands: What is the website’s IP address ? dig +short amazon.com How to identify the name servers associated with a domain ? dig NS +short anouar.im What does the delegation path to my zone look like ? dig google.com +trace WhichContinue reading “DIG”

Understanding DNS

what’s new in DNS on Windows 2012 server ? http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831667.aspx understanding DNS ? http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc732997(WS.10).aspx How works DNS queries and processes/interactions/dynamic updates… : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd197552(v=ws.10).aspx How to access DNS application partition (AD-integrated-DNS zone) with adsiedit.msc: from adsiedit,  Connect to the partition:  Dc=domainDnszones,dc=mydom,dc=domain,dc=net Then expand to go to mydom.domain.net You can find all the DNS records, Select theContinue reading “Understanding DNS”