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

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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