Nslookup /set root

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Changes the name of the root server used for queries.


set root=<RootServer>


Parameter Description


Specifies the new name for the root server. The default value is ns.nic.ddn.mil.

{help | ?}

Displays a short summary of nslookup subcommands.


  • The set root subcommand affects the root subcommand.

Additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key

Nslookup /root