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For Linux, this command should return the DNS record for the LDAP server

host -t srv _ldap._tcp.DOMAINNAME

(found at Authenticating from Java (Linux) to Active Directory using LDAP WITHOUT servername)

How could I get the same on the Windows command line using nslookup?

I tried

nslookup -type srv _ldap._tcp.DOMAINNAME

(following, would this be correct?

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

You need to use an = after -type:

nslookup -type=srv _ldap._tcp.DOMAINNAME
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still can't get – ilhnctn Mar 13 '13 at 7:09

In cmd shell:

set types=all
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Windows cmd prompt uses "query" instead of "type" for some forsaken reason. Interactive nslookup still uses "set type=srv".

nslookup -query=srv _ldap._tcp.DOMAINNAME

EDIT: while "query" works it seems that I am 100% wrong. "type" works too.

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Are you sure about that? nslookup -type=srv _ldap._tcp.DOMAINNAME works as expected on Windows. – jscott Sep 7 '14 at 4:29
I stand corrected. Comment updated, thanks. – Andy Sep 9 '14 at 9:14

How to verify Service Location (SRV) locator resource records for a domain controller after you install the Active Directory directory service.

Use Nslookup to verify the SRV records, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.

  2. In the Open box, type cmd.

  3. Type nslookup, and then press ENTER.

  4. Type set type=all, and then press ENTER.

  5. Type _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.Domain_Name, where Domain_Name is the name of your domain, and then press ENTER.

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