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Resolve-DnsName

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: December 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Resolve-DnsName

Performs a DNS name query resolution for the specified name.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Resolve-DnsName [-Name] <String> [[-Type] <RecordType> ] [-CacheOnly] [-DnsOnly] [-DnssecCd] [-DnssecOk] [-LlmnrFallback] [-LlmnrNetbiosOnly] [-LlmnrOnly] [-NetbiosFallback] [-NoHostsFile] [-NoIdn] [-NoRecursion] [-QuickTimeout] [-Server <String[]> ] [-TcpOnly] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Resolve-DnsName cmdlet performs a DNS query for the specified name. This cmdlet is functionally similar to the nslookup tool which allows users to query for names.

Note: The Resolve-DnsName cmdlet will return a maximum of 25 A and AAAA records from NS servers.

Parameters

-CacheOnly

Resolves this query using only the local cache.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DnsOnly

Resolves this query using only the DNS protocol.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DnssecCd

Sets the DNSSEC checking-disabled bit for this query.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DnssecOk

Sets the DNSSEC OK bit for this query.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LlmnrFallback

Allows falling back to the LLMNR protocol when resolving this query with DNS fails.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LlmnrNetbiosOnly

Resolves this query using only the LLMNR or NetBIOS protocols.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LlmnrOnly

Resolves this query using only the LLMNR protocol.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name to be resolved.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-NetbiosFallback

Allows fallback to the NetBIOS protocol when resolving this query with DNS fails.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-NoHostsFile

Skips the hosts file when resolving this query.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-NoIdn

Specifies not to use IDN encoding logic for the query.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-NoRecursion

Instructs the server not to use recursion when resolving this query.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-QuickTimeout

Uses shorter timeouts for this query.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Server<String[]>

Specifies the IP addresses or host names of the DNS servers to be queried. By default the interface DNS servers are queried if this parameter is not supplied.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-TcpOnly

Uses only TCP for this query.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Type<RecordType>

Specifies the DNS query type that is to be issued. By default the type is A_AAAA, the A and AAAA types will both be queried. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 
-- UNKNOWN = 0,
-- A_AAAA = 0, the DNS query type is A_AAAA.
-- A = 1, the DNS query type is IPv4 server Address.
-- AAAA = 28, the DNS query type is IPv6 server address.
-- NS = 2, the DNS query type is name server.
-- MX = 15, the DNS query type is mail routing information.
-- MD = 3, the DNS query type is mail destination.
-- MF = 4, the DNS query type is mail forwarder.
-- CNAME = 5, the DNS query type is canonical name.
-- SOA = 6, the DNS query type is start of authority zone.
-- MB = 7, the DNS query type is mailbox domain name.
-- MG = 8, the DNS query type is mail group member.
-- MR = 9, the DNS query type is mail rename name.
-- NULL = 10, the DNS query type is null resource record.
-- WKS = 11, the DNS query type is well known service.
-- PTR = 12, the DNS query type is domain name pointer.
-- HINFO = 13, the DNS query type is host information.
-- MINFO = 14, the DNS query type is mailbox information.
-- TXT = 16, the DNS query type is text strings.
-- RP = 17, the DNS query type is responsible person.
-- AFSDB = 18, the DNS query type is AFS database servers.
-- X25 = 19, the DNS query type is packet switched wide area network.
-- ISDN = 20, the DNS query type is Integrated Services Digital Network.
-- RT = 21, the DNS query type is DNS route through.
-- SRV = 33, the DNS query type is server selection.
-- DNAME = 39, the DNS query type is domain aliases.
-- OPT = 41, the DNS query type is DNS option.
-- DS = 43, the DNS query type is delegation signer.
-- RRSIG = 46, the DNS query type is DNSSEC signature.
-- NSEC = 47, the DNS query type is next-secure record.
-- DNSKEY = 48, the DNS query type is DNS key record.
-- DHCID = 49, the DNS query type is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol information.
-- NSEC3 = 50, the DNS query type is NSEC record version 3.
-- NSEC3PARAM = 51, the DNS query type is NSEC3 parameters.
-- ANY = 255, the DNS query type is wildcard match.
-- ALL = 255, the DNS query type is wildcard match.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • None

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.DnsClient.Commands.DnsRecord

    The DnsRecord object contains all of the records returned from the wire for the specified DNS query.


Examples

EXAMPLE 1

This example resolves a name using the default options.


PS C:\> Resolve-DnsName –Name www.bing.com

EXAMPLE 2

This example resolves a name against the DNS server at 10.0.0.1.


PS C:\> Resolve-DnsName -Name www.bing.com -Server 10.0.0.1

EXAMPLE 3

This example queries for A type records for name www.bing.com.


PS C:\> Resolve-DnsName -Name www.bing.com -Type A

EXAMPLE 4

This example resolves a name using only DNS. LLMNR and NetBIOS queries are not issued.


PS C:\> Resolve-DnsName -Name www.bing.com -DnsOnly

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