As related in another question, I have an issue with a AD server that has multiple PTR records for the same zone with different TTLs. I can see this when doing a manual axfr of the zone:

ns1 0 /home/jj33 ># xfer 37.19.172.in-addr.arpa ad-dns | grep '^3\.'                  <       900     IN      PTR     0509-l3-tmbxt.example.ad.       1200    IN      PTR     0402-3p2jf41.example.ad.

Unfortunately, I can't find any button to push in the Windows GUI to see that these records have different TTLs. Anyone know how to do this, or am I out of luck?

EDIT: The answer is Evan's response below but to summarize here: "Turn on View / Advanced". Doh.


The TTL is in the "Properties" sheet for each individual record in W2K3 DNS. I'm sure it's in a similar place in W2K8 and W2K DNS. Unfortunately, you'll have to examine this on a record-for-record basis. There's no way to add TTL to the columns listed in the GUI.

  • I'm slow but I'm not that slow =). There's no TTL in the RR properties tab in the tool I'm using, which I now see is called "dnsmgmt". Should I be using another tool, or is there a "show me all the good stuff" option I can check? Stepping away from PC right now, will post screen cap of the TTL-free properties panel later if you want – jj33 Jun 8 '09 at 21:00
  • Go to View, then check Advanced – Kevin Kuphal Jun 8 '09 at 21:22
  • Thanks Evan. Now I need to go see what other goodies I was missing by not having that turned on... – jj33 Jun 9 '09 at 15:04

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