Start-DnsServerScavenging

Notifies a DNS server to attempt a search for stale resource records.

Syntax

Start-DnsServerScavenging
     [-ComputerName <String>]
     [-Force]
     [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
     [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
     [-AsJob]
     [-WhatIf]
     [-Confirm]
     [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Start-DnsServerScavenging cmdlet notifies a Domain Name System (DNS) server to attempt a search for stale resource records. The successful completion of this command triggers an immediate start to a scavenge.

Although this command to start a scavenge appears to complete successfully, the scavenge does not start unless the following preconditions are met:

You can use the Verbose parameter to display all the records that the command deletes. You can press Ctrl + C to end a scavenge that is running on a DNS server. If the DNS server cannot run scavenging, the cmdlet displays the reasons why the scavenge did not start.

Examples

Example 1: Start a DNS server scavenge

PS C:\> Start-DnsServerScavenging -Verbose

This command notifies the local DNS server to attempt an immediate search for stale resource records.

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet.

For more information about Windows PowerShell background jobs, see about_Jobs.

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-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

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

Specifies a remote DNS server. You can specify an IP address or any value that resolves to an IP address, such as a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), host name, or NETBIOS name.

Type:String
Aliases:Cn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Notifies the DNS server to attempt an scavange without prompting you for confirmation. By default, the cmdlet prompts you for confirmation before it proceeds.

Type:SwitchParameter
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
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False