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This article describes how to verify SRV locator resource records for a domain controller after you install Active Directory.
To verify SRV locator resource records for a domain controller, use the appropriate method.
Using DNS ManagerAfter you install Active Directory on a server running the Microsoft DNS service, you can use the DNS Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in to verify that the appropriate zones and resource records are created for each DNS zone. Active Directory creates its SRV records in the following folders:
_msdcs/dc/_sites/default-first-site-name/_tcpIn these locations, an SRV record is displayed for the following services:
Using the Netlogon ServiceIf you use non-Microsoft DNS servers to support Active Directory, you can verify SRV locator resource records by viewing the Netlogon.dns file located in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Config folder. You can view this Netlogon service document using a text editor. The first record that is displayed is the domain controller's Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) SRV record in the following format
_ldap._tcp.domainnamewhere domainname is the name of your domain.
hostname.domainname internet address = ipaddresswhere hostname is the host name of a domain controller, domainname is the domain to which the domain controller belongs, and ipaddress is the domain controller's Internet Protocol (IP) address.
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