Here’s a quick tip on how you can automate DNS records in Windows 2008 DNS server when you are dynamically provisioning systems that do not auto-register with DNS.


There is a handy utility, part of the Windows 2008 DNS Tools, that allows you to do this from any authenticated Windows 2008 Server that is part of the domain/zone.

To create an A record w/ PTR:


dnscmd <dnsserver> /RecordAdd  <zone> <hostname to add> /CreatePTR A <IP of Machine>


You can also remove the record:


dnscmd <dnsserver> /RecordDelete <zone> <hostname to remove A <IP of Machine>

About the author:

Vinnie Lima

Vinnie Lima is the Managing Director for VVL Systems & Consulting, a small business focusing on IT Optimization for Cloud, Infrastructure, and End Users. Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Vinnie Lima has over 21 years in IT Automation, Orchestration, and Cloud. Mr. Lima’s career has been focusing on helping customers drive value from their IT investments through the use of leading edge technologies and approaches, driving innovation in a wide spectrum of industries such as DoD, Federal, Health Care, and Financial.

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