Manually publish the default management point to DNS on Windows Server

It is sometimes useful to publish the default management point in DNS. I use this option when the ConfigMgr agent is unable to locate the management point in Active Directory.

1.In the DNS management console, configure the DNS zone for the site’s default management point, and enter host (A or AAAA) records for the intranet FQDNs of the site systems. (Often done automatically)

3.By using the New Other Records option, click Service Location (SRV) in the Resource Record Type dialog box, click Create Record, enter the following information, and then click Done:

– Domain: If necessary, enter the DNS suffix of the management point, for example contoso.com.

– Service: Type _mssms_mp_<sitecode>, where <sitecode> is the management point’s site code.

– Protocol: Type _tcp.

– Priority: This field is not used because there is only one management point published for each site – the default management point. Internet-based management points are not published to DNS.

– Weight: This field is not used because there is only one management point published for each site – the default management point. Internet-based management points are not published to DNS.

– Port number: Enter the port configured for Configuration Manager 2007/2012 client requests, for example 80 for a mixed mode site and 443 for a native mode site.

– Host offering this service: Enter the intranet fully qualified domain name specified for the site system configured with the default management point site role.

To verify the record do the following from a command prompt:

1.Type nslookup, and then press ENTER.

2.Type set type=SRV, and then press ENTER.

3.Type _mssms_mp_<sitecode>._tcp.<Domain Name>, and then press ENTER

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