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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 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/200525), would this be correct?

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You need to use an = after -type:

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

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

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