How To Change The Default DNS Interval For Domain Controllers?

by Nirmal Sharma [Published on 14 Jan. 2010 / Last Updated on 31 May 2009]

This article explains how you can use a registry entry to change the default DNS Referesh interval for a domain controller.

By default, a domain controller registers its records with the DNS Server every 1 hour. This helps ensures the DNS Names are not lost. Sometimes, you might need to change the default value. You can change the default value by modifying the following registry entry on the domain controller:

  • KEY Name: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters
  • Entry Name: DnsRefreshInterval
  • Type: REG_DWORD
  • Value: value in seconds

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