Finding the PDC Emulator FSMO Role Owner via DNS






Finding the PDC Emulator FSMO Role Owner via DNS

Problem

You want to find the PDC Emulator for a domain using DNS.

Solution

Using a command-line interface
	> nslookup -type=SRV _ldap._tcp.pdc._msdcs.<DomainDNSName>

Discussion

The PDC Emulator FSMO role is the only FSMO role that is stored in DNS. Like many of the other Active Directory-related DNS records, the PDC record is stored as an SRV record under _ldap._tcp.pdc._msdcs.<DomainDNSName> where <DomainDNSName> is the domain the PDC is in. This allows your Active Directory clients to use normal DNS name resolution to locate the PDC Emulator for their domain.

See Also

Recipe 3.26 for finding domain controllers via DNS



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