1. Run regedit.exe
2. Open registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQLX.InstanceName\MSSQLServer\SuperSocketNetLib\AdminConnection\Tcp
"X" is the sql server version number, "InstanceName" is the sql server instance name. for instance, my sql2012 named instance is "SQL2012", the path is like below
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.SQL2012\MSSQLServer\SuperSocketNetLib\AdminConnection\Tcp
here we set the "TcpDynamicPorts" to 12345.
4. Restart sql server service, then in errorlog you can find the DAC is monitoring port 12345
2013-04-10 15:30:16.22 Server Server is listening on [ ::1 <ipv6> 12345].
2013-04-10 15:30:16.22 Server Server is listening on [ 127.0.0.1 <ipv4> 12345].
2013-04-10 15:30:16.22 Server Dedicated admin connection support was established for listening locally on port 12345.
5. Validate the connection with DAC
sqlcmd -S tcp:localhost,12345 -E
please note, don't need to use parameter -A in sqlcmd command line.