Managing SRV Records in DNS

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 21 March 2006 / Last Updated on 21 March 2006]

Tip for troubleshooting SRV records.

Active Directory uses SRV records in DNS for locating domain controllers so users can log on and so on. But if something goes wrong and your DNS database becomes corrupted, these records can be difficult to recreate.

Joeware has come to the rescue here with a new utility called DNSSrvRec that you can use to create and delete SRV records easily. You can download this utility for free from

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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