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How to Manually Publish the Default Management Point to DNS

Updated: May 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

If your DNS servers do not support automatic updates but do support service location records, and you want to publish the Configuration Manager 2007 default management point to DNS, you can manually publish the default management point. To accomplish this, you must manually specify the service location resource record (SRV RR) in DNS.

Configuration Manager 2007 supports RFC 2782 for service location records, which have the following format:

_Service._Proto.Name TTL Class SRV Priority Weight Port Target

To publish a management point to Configuration Manager, these fields use the following values:

  • _Service: Enter _mssms_mp_<sitecode>, where <sitecode> is the management point's site code.

  • ._Proto: Specify ._tcp.

  • .Name: Enter the DNS suffix of the management point, for example contoso.com.

  • TTL: Enter 14400, which is four hours.

  • Class: Specify IN (in accordance with RFC 1035).

  • Priority: This field is not used because there is only one management point published for each site.

  • Weight: This field is not used because there is only one management point published for each site.

  • Port: Enter the port configured for Configuration Manager 2007 client requests, for example 80 for a mixed mode site and 443 for a native mode site.

  • Target: Enter the intranet fully qualified domain name specified for the site system configured with the default management point site role.

If you use Windows Server DNS, you can use the following procedure to enter this DNS record for intranet management points. If you use a different implementation for DNS, use the information in this section about the field values and consult that DNS documentation to adapt this procedure.

To manually publish the default management point to DNS on Windows Server

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, specify the intranet FQDNs of site systems.

  2. In the DNS management console, configure the DNS zone for the site's default management point, and enter host (A or AAAA) records for the intranet FQDNs of the site systems.

  3. By using the New Other Records option, click Service Location (SRV) in the Resource Record Type dialog box, click Create Record, enter the following information, and then click Done:

    • Domain: If necessary, enter the DNS suffix of the management point, for example contoso.com.

    • Service: Type _mssms_mp_<sitecode>, where <sitecode> is the management point's site code.

    • Protocol: Type _tcp.

    • Priority: This field is not used because there is only one management point published for each site – the default management point. Internet-based management points are not published to DNS.

    • Weight: This field is not used because there is only one management point published for each site – the default management point. Internet-based management points are not published to DNS.

    • Port number: Enter the port configured for Configuration Manager 2007 client requests, for example 80 for a mixed mode site and 443 for a native mode site.

    • Host offering this service: Enter the intranet fully qualified domain name specified for the site system configured with the default management point site role.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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