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The WINS resolution information was not updated. The record format is corrupt.

Updated: Nov 2


Recently, I was cleaning up DNS in an Active Directory domain and came across an old WINS entry. Decided it wasn't needed anymore and was just a legacy setting from many domain controllers ago. I attempted to remove the setting and received the error:


"The WINS resolution information was not updated. The record format is corrupt."


Applicable Products

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2019

Solution


Open PowerShell on the domain controller as an administrator and run the following command, replacing <company.com> with your DNS zone:



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