How To Change The Default DNS Interval For Domain Controllers?

by [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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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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