If your DNS servers do not support automatic updates but do support service location records, and you want to publish the Configuration Manager 2007 default management point to DNS, you can manually publish the default management point. To accomplish this, you must manually specify the service location resource record (SRV RR) in DNS.
Configuration Manager 2007 supports RFC 2782 for service location records, which have the following format:
_Service._Proto.Name TTL Class SRV Priority Weight Port Target
For guidance on entering this DNS record for a site's default management point, follow this procedure.
To manually publish the default management point to DNS
In the Configuration Manager console, specify the intranet FQDNs of site systems.
In DNS, configure the DNS zone for the site's default management point, and enter host (A) records for the intranet FQDNs of the site systems.
Enter an SRV record with the following fields:
- _Service: Enter
<sitecode> is the management point's site code.
- ._Proto: Specify ._tcp.
- .Name: Enter the DNS suffix of the
management point, for example contoso.com.
- TTL: Enter 14400, which is four
- Class: Specify IN (in
accordance with RFC 1035).
- Priority: This field is not used
because there is only one management point published for each
- Weight: This field is not used because
there is only one management point published for each site.
- Port: Enter the port configured for
Configuration Manager 2007 client requests, for example 80
for a mixed mode site and 443 for a native mode site.
- Target: Enter the intranet fully
qualified domain name specified for the site system configured with
the default management point site role.
- _Service: Enter _mssms_mp_<sitecode>, where <sitecode> is the management point's site code.