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How To Use DsQuery To Find All The Domain Controllers In The Domain or Forest?
This article explains DsQuery commands which you can use to find all the domain controllers.
There are many command line tools which can be used to interact with Active Directory. These command line tools are DsMOD, DsQuery, DsGet etc. This article explains DsQuery command line tool and hows how you can use this command line tool to get the list of domain controllers based upon your requirement.
To find all the domain controllers in the forest with DN and RDN:
- DsQuery Server -o rdn -Forest
- DsQuery Server -Forest
To find all the domain controllers in a domain:
- DsQuery Server -domain domain_name.com
To list all the domain controllers in a domain that are also Global Catalog Servers:
- DsQuery Server -domain domain_name.com -isgc
To list the domain controller in the forest that holds the Schema FSMO:
DsQuery Server -Forest -hasfsmo schema
Note: Use the to store the output to a text file. The below command will store all the domain controller names in AllDCs.txt.
- DsQuery Server -Forest AllDCs.txt
The Author Nirmal Sharma
Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.
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