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Nslookup /set querytype

Published: September 28, 2007

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Changes the resource record type for the query.

set querytype=<ResourceRecordType>

 

Parameter Description

<ResourceRecordType>

Specifies a DNS resource record type. The default resource record type is A. The following table lists the valid values for this command.

 

Value Description

A

Specifies a computer's IP address.

ANY

Specifies all types of data.

CNAME

Specifies a canonical name for an alias.

GID

Specifies a group identifier of a group name.

HINFO

Specifies a computer's CPU and type of operating system.

MB

Specifies a mailbox domain name.

MG

Specifies a mail group member.

MINFO

Specifies mailbox or mail list information.

MR

Specifies the mail rename domain name.

MX

Specifies the mail exchanger.

NS

Specifies a DNS name server for the named zone.

PTR

Specifies a computer name if the query is an IP address; otherwise, specifies the pointer to other information.

SOA

Specifies the start-of-authority for a DNS zone.

TXT

Specifies the text information.

UID

Specifies the user identifier.

UINFO

Specifies the user information.

WKS

Describes a well-known service.

{help | ?}

Displays a short summary of nslookup subcommands.

  • The set type command performs the same function as the set querytype command.

  • For more information about resource record types, see Request For Comment (RFC) 1035.

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