Installing Dig on Windows

Installing Dig on Windows

In a Web browser, go to ftp://ftp.nominum.com/pub/isc/bind9/

Troubleshooting

If that link is down, you can find more mirrors here:http://www.bind9.net/download

Scroll down and click 9.9.6, as shown below.

In the next page, click BIND9.9.6.x86.zip, as shown below.

The file should download quickly–it’s only 6.4 MB.

Installing C++

Right-click the downloaded BIND file, click “Extract All…“, and click Extract.

In the “BIND9.9.6.x86” folder, find the vcredist_x86.exe file, as shown below, and double-click it.

If a User Account Control box pops up, approve the elevation to administrative privileges.

Installing DLL Files

In the “BIND9.9.6.x86” folder, highlight all the DLL files, as shown below.

Right-click one of the highlighted files and click Copy.

Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\ and paste the files there.

You may have to approve another elevation to Administrator permissions.

Installing dig.exe

In the “BIND9.9.6.x86” folder, find the dig.exe file, as shown below.

Right-click the dig.exe file and click Copy.

Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\ and paste the file there.

You may have to approve another elevation to Administrator permissions.

Open a Command Prompt and execute the dig command.

dig should run, showing the root servers, as shown below:

Sources

http://www.danesparza.net/2011/05/using-the-dig-dns-tool-on-windows-7/

http://unroutable.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-install-dig-for-windows.html

Last modified 2-4-15

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