Using PowerShell to view a list of DNS resource records

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 28 Aug. 2013 / Last Updated on 28 Aug. 2013]

A tip on how you can use Windows PowerShell to view a list of DNS resource records.

To view a list of resource records of type A (address) in the corp.contoso.com zone, you can pipe the output of the Get-DnsServerResourceRecord cmdlet into the Where-Object cmdlet like this:

PS C:\> Get-DnsServerResourceRecord -ZoneName corp.contoso.com | Where-Object {$_.RecordType -eq "A"}
 
HostName         RecordType Timestamp            TimeToLive      RecordData
---------------         ----------          ------------------        -------------          -----------
@                           A           7/8/2012 12:00:00 PM 00:10:00        172.16.11.36
@                           A           7/8/2012 1:00:00 PM  00:10:00        172.16.11.232
DomainDnsZones   A          7/8/2012 12:00:00 PM 00:10:00        172.16.11.36
DomainDnsZones   A          7/8/2012 12:00:00 PM 00:10:00        172.16.11.232
ForestDnsZones   A          7/8/2012 12:00:00 PM 00:10:00        172.16.11.36
ForestDnsZones   A          7/8/2012 12:00:00 PM 00:10:00        172.16.11.232
sea-srv-1               A             0                                 01:00:00        172.16.11.232
SEA-SRV-5            A             0                                 01:00:00        172.16.11.36

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com. This tip was excerpted from his latest book Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft Press.

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 www.mtit.com .

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