How does the AD_DCAdvertised knowledge script work? (NETIQKB9675)

  • 7709675
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 06-Jan-2011

Environment

NetIQ AppManager 6.x
NetIQ AppManager 7.0.x
AD_DCAdvertised Knowledge Script

 

Situation

How does the AD_DCAdvertised knowledge script work?

Resolution

The script uses Active Directory Managed Object method 'CheckDCAdvertised' to verify the Domain Controller is being advertised.
  1. This method retrieves the IP address of the DC using gethostbyname and tries to ping this IP address.
  2. Then it retrieves the IP address from 'netlogon.dns' file and compares this IP address with the previous one.
  3. Finally it tries to find the SRV record for the Domain Controller in the 'netlogin.dns' file.
  4. If anything fails, the Knowledge Script will generate an error.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB9675

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