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Verify dynamic DNS record updates

Updated: March 2, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

It is possible to view dynamic update activity of clients by using the DNS server log (dns.log). This log includes server-side information; client-side information is intuitive only.

Verifying dynamic DNS record updates

To verify dynamic DNS record updates
  1. Click Start, click Run, type dnsmgmt.msc, and then click OK.

  2. In the console tree, click the DNS server for which you want to view dynamic record updates.

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  4. Click the Debug Logging tab.

  5. Select the Log packets for debugging check box.

  6. Under Packet direction, select the Outgoing and Incoming check boxes.

  7. Under Transport protocol, select the UDP and TCP check boxes.

  8. Under Packet contents, select the Updates check box.

  9. Under Packet type, select the Request and Response check boxes.

  10. Under Other options, select the Details check box.

  11. Click OK to begin debug logging.

  12. Review the dns.log file.

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