Most DNS diagnostic instructions given on this forum use the
It is a very convenient tool, available out of the box on macOS and also available on virtually all Unix flavors.
nslookup.exe is available. This tool has some caveats, has been deprecated for a very long time, and has a syntax radically different from
dig, so instructions given for
dig will obviously not work without some changes.
dig command can be installed on Windows, though.
- Using chocolatey: with
choco install bind-toolsonly
- Manually: go to the
ISCdownload page, click
Downloadnext to the current stable version, and choose
dig.execommand is present in the archive, and can be used as a standalone tool; it doesn’t require the BIND server itself to be installed.