If your DNS server is Microsoft Active Directory, you’ll need to install the DNS Server Tools in Windows 2008 that is a member of that domain.  To do this, go into Server Manager in that windows 2008 server, add the following feature:

Remote Server Administration Tools -> DNS Server Tools

Then you can use the following command to add A and PTR records into your DNS server:

 

dnscmd.exe <domain> /RecordAdd <domain> <hostname> /OpenAcl /CreatePTR A <ip address>

 

In NSH, you should be able to run the command above using “nexec -e <TARGET> <command>”

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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