• Microsoft DNS Documentation Script Update Version 1.20

    February 13, 2020

    DNS, PowerShell

    I do a lot of detailed Active Directory (AD) assessments for companies all over the United States. A common issue is broken replication. When replication is broken, it is possible that not all Microsoft AD-Integrated DNS servers have the same configuration or data. This issue was the impetus for this update to the DNS documentation script.

    A while back, for the DHCP documentation script, I added a -AllDHCPServers parameter at the request of the community. This DNS script update includes an -AllDNSServers parameter. Adding this parameter was a lot more work than I thought it would be. At least now, I can run the script once instead of numerous times.

    #Version 1.20 13-Feb-2020

    • Added -AllDNSServers (ALL) parameter to process all AD DNS servers that are online
      • Added text file (BadDNSServers_yyyy-MM-dd_HHmm.txt) of the AD DNS servers that are either offline or no longer have DNS installed
    • Added a new Function TestComputerName2 to support the -AllDNSServers parameter
    • Added the DNS server name to the section title for the DNS server
    • Fix Swedish Table of Contents (Thanks to Johan Kallio)
      • From
        • ‘sv-‘ { ‘Automatisk innehållsförteckning2’; Break }
      • To
        • ‘sv-‘ { ‘Automatisk innehållsförteckn2’; Break }
    • General code cleanup
    • The following functions were updated to support the -AllDNSServers parameter:
      • ProcessDNSServer
      • OutputDNSServer
      • ProcessForwardLookupZones
      • OutputLookupZone
      • ProcessLookupZoneDetails
      • ProcessTrustPoints
      • ShowScriptOptions
      • ProcessScriptStart
      • ProcessScriptEnd
    • Updated Function CheckWordPrereq to match the other scripts
    • Updated the help text

    You can always find the most current script by going to https://carlwebster.com/where-to-get-copies-of-the-documentation-scripts/



    About Carl Webster

    Carl Webster is an independent consultant specializing in Citrix, Active Directory, and technical documentation. Carl (aka “Webster”) serves the broader Citrix community by writing articles (see CarlWebster.com) and by being the most active person in the Citrix Zone on Experts Exchange. Webster has a long history in the IT industry beginning with mainframes in 1977, PCs and application development in 1986, and network engineering in 2001. He has worked with Citrix products since 1990 with the premiere of their first product – the MULTIUSER OS/2.

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