Finding Pesky Stale DNS SRV Records

  Good day to you all – Dougga here with a simple post today using tools you know.   Stale DNS SRV records are common due to no scavenging on DNS zones and each zone has to be setup correctly to have this happen. So, I have often found the "" setup correctly, but the… Read more

Active Directory Risk Assessments – Lessons and Tips from the Field – Volume #1?

Greetings – Hilde here to pass along some wisdom for AD shops everywhere. Recently, I was part of a conversation with a handful of true Active Directory rock-stars here in Premier Field Engineering who have done a lot of AD Risk Assessment Program (RAP) deliveries. As a reminder, the “RAP as a Service” delivery includes a very… Read more

Who Moved the DNS Cheese? Auditing for AD-Integrated DNS Zone and Record Deletions

Something just happened. Something big. The wheels are falling off the enterprise. People can’t log in. “The XYZ domain is not available. Please try again later.” Outlook is endlessly prompting folks for credentials. No one can print. Many can’t even get an IP address. Mission-critical apps are erroring out left and right. The Helpdesk phone… Read more

So….. You THINK you Removed DNS from Your Server

Hi, my name is Doug Gabbard and also a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) with Microsoft for about the past 8 years.  I hope to add to the Ask PFE Platform blog with the others already here.  I get the opportunity to see challenges our customers face and how they resolve them.  I hope to share… Read more

Am I Seeing Double? The case of "Multiple copies of the same DNS zone"

Introduction With the introduction of Windows 2003 and the new DNS application partitions, I have helped numerous customers resolve the issue of having multiple copies of the same DNS zone. So, today we’re going to cover the following:         1.) What exactly does this mean?         2.) What are the symptoms?         3.) How does… Read more