Get-DnsServer

Retrieves a DNS server configuration.

Syntax

Get-DnsServer
   [-AsJob]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ComputerName <String>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]

Description

The Get-DnsServer cmdlet retrieves a Domain Name System (DNS) server configuration. The DNS server must be running Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system or above.

You can pipe the output of the Get-DnsServer cmdlet to the Export-Clixml cmdlet, which generates an XML file of the configuration. You can use the XML file to back up or transfer DNS settings between computers. For more information about Export-Clixml, see Using the Export-Clixml Cmdlethttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176824.aspx.

Examples

Example 1: Get a DNS server configuration

PS C:\>Get-DnsServer -ComputerName "10.255.255.254"

This command gets a DNS server configuration.

Example 2: Get local DNS server configuration and pipe it to Export-Clixml

PS C:\>Get-DnsServer | Export-Clixml -Path "c:\config\DnsServerConfig.xml"

This command gets the DNS server configuration on the local server and pipes it to the Export-Clixml cmdlet to be translated into an XML file.

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

ps_cimcommon_asjob

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227967 or Get-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227966 cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

Specifies a DNS server. The acceptable values for this parameter are: an IP V4 address; an IP V6 address; any other value that resolves to an IP address, such as a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), host name, or NETBIOS name.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#DnsServer