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Specify Refresh Interval of the DC Locator DNS records

This policy setting specifies the Refresh Interval of the DC Locator DNS resource records for DCs to which this setting is applied. These DNS records are dynamically registered by the Net Logon service and are used by the DC Locator algorithm to locate the DC. This setting may be applied only to DCs using dynamic update. DCs configured to perform dynamic registration of the DC Locator DNS resource records periodically reregister their records with DNS servers even if their records’ data has not changed. If authoritative DNS servers are configured to perform scavenging of the stale records this reregistration is required to instruct the DNS servers configured to automatically remove (scavenge) stale records that these records are current and should be preserved in the database. Warning: If the DNS resource records are registered in zones with scavenging enabled the value of this setting should never be longer than the Refresh Interval configured for these zones. Setting the Refresh Interval of the DC Locator DNS records to longer than the Refresh Interval of the DNS zones may result in the undesired deletion of DNS resource records. To specify the Refresh Interval of the DC records click Enabled and then enter a value larger than 1800. This value specifies the Refresh Interval of the DC records in seconds (for example the value 3600 is 60 minutes). If you do not configure this policy setting it is not applied to any DCs and DCs use their local configuration.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Netlogon -> Parameters # DnsRefreshInterval

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Net Logon -> DC Locator DNS Records

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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