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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The Author — Nirmal Sharma

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP, and was awarded Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles for various online communities. Nirmal can also be found contributing to PowerShell based Dynamic Packs for ADHealthProf.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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