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Creating DNS PTR records

When I was writing the DNS chapter of PowerShell in Practice I couldn’t get the CreateInstanceFromPropertyData  method on the MicrosoftDNS_PTRType  class to work. Revisiting DNS for AD management in a Month of lunches this time round I have access to the CIM cmdlets so can put the parameter names in.  This gives usage like this.  I’ve shown Invoke-WmiMethod and Invoke-CimMethod so you can see the parameter names:

Invoke-WmiMethod -Namespace root\MicrosoftDNS -Class MicrosoftDNS_PTRType `
-Name CreateInstanceFromPropertyData `
-ArgumentList "", 'server02', '',

Invoke-CimMethod -Namespace root\MicrosoftDNS -ClassName MicrosoftDNS_PTRType `
-MethodName CreateInstanceFromPropertyData `
-Arguments @{Containername = "";
DnsServerName = 'server02'; OwnerName = '';
PTRDomainName ="ADMLServer02.admldns.test"}


If you have access to Windows 2012 then you are better off using the cmdlet

Add-DnsServerResourceRecordPtr –Name ‘54’ `
–ZoneName “” `
–PtrDomainName  ‘ADMLServer01.admldns.test’  `
–ComputerName server02


Which ever method you use – you can easily create PTR records

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