How to list Domain Controllers in a Domain with nltest

20 July,2016 by Jack Vamvas

Question:How can I list the Domain Controllers for a domain?  There have been some Domain Controller issues and trusted authority login failures - and I'm using Troubleshooting Error: 18452, Severity: 14, State: 1 (SQL Server DBA).

 The Domain Controller team would like to see a list of Domain Controllers available from a server.I’m using Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server

Answer: The nltest command line tool  is useful for Domain Controller information. It arrives as part of Windows 2008 . The tool allows the operator to complete a number of tests such as trust status and domain controller replication status. Nltest will also allow you to list Domain Controllers for a domain.

This is an example to list all the available domain controllers within a domain. In the example I’m calling the domain ‘MYDOMAIN’. Replace with your domain name

Nltest /DCLIST:MYDOMAIN

 

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