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Is it possible to initiate deleting of DNS A and PTR records in DNS from member server?

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As in the A/PTR records for the member server itself? – jscott Nov 12 '12 at 15:19
Yes, exactly, for the member server itself. – Volodymyr M. Nov 12 '12 at 15:29
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The dnscmd command can be used to edit DNS records of the domain.

Something like the following, the /f switch will "force", that is not prompt for confirmation:

dnscmd <DNSServerName> /recorddelete <ZoneName> <NodeName> <RRType> <RRData> /f

The command will need to run as a user account that has permission to edit DNS records within your domain.

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