DNS Dynamic updating frequency for clients RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently enabled aging and scavenging on our DNS environment.  From what I read, client machines will only check in upon reboot or IP change.  We do not use DHCP, all static IP's.  On Windows XP machines I have the DHCP and DNS services running as that is what i have come to understand is needed for XP to register with DNS properly.  We do have a large mix of XP, Win 7, 2008 R2 and Windows 2003 in the environment.

    After enabling DNS scavenging, I noticed that machines stated checking in and updating their time-stamps in the DNS console and they were never rebooted.  I also see some machine are refreshing without being rebooted... How is this possible?  I am really confused.


    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:35 PM