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  • I am testing the registration of a Windows 7 pc to a dns using ipconfig /registerdns. the process completes OK without an error, but the dns does not register the pc and hence no record for the pc in the dns. What could be the isssue?
    • Edited by Karisnga Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:41 AM
    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:33 AM

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  • If the machine is not joined to the domain, then it does not have the Primary DNS Suffix configured for the zone.

    The Windows 7/VIsta/2008/2008 R2 DNS Client service, and the Windows 2000/2003/XP DHCP Client Service (whether a DHCP client or statically configured) uses the Primary DNS Suffix to register into the same name zone, that has updates allowed.

    Further, if the zone updates is set to Secure Only, then it must be joined, because it uses Kerberos to authenticate the registration request.

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    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5:42 PM

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    • Is it a DHCP or static configured client?
    • Is the client a joined or unjoined machine?
    • Is the zone's update settings set to Secure Only, or Unsecure & Secure?

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    I assume the only DNS address(es) the client has been provided whether DHCP or static, are only the internal DNS servers (assuming your domain controllers), and not the router's address or the ISP's DNS address. If so, expect inconsistent results.

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    If DHCP, please review the settings in the following link for DHCP server settings under the DHCP server properties, DNS tab, and the DHCP Credentials settings:

    DHCP Service Configuration, Dynamic DNS Updates, Scavenging, Static Entries, Timestamps, DnsUpdateProxy Group, DHCP Credentials, prevent duplicate DNS records, DHCP has a "pen" icon, and more...
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2009/08/20/dhcp-dynamic-dns-updates-scavenging-static-entries-amp-timestamps-and-the-dnsproxyupdate-group.aspx  

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    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:03 PM
  • No, its not dhcp configure. I am running on static IP. The PC is not joined to the domain but has been configured with the DNS IP at the NIC. When the pc is joined to the doamin, the IPCONFIG /REGISTERDNS works. If removed from the domain, then it does not work. The doamin is on Windows 2008 R2.
    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 11:07 AM
  • If the machine is not joined to the domain, then it does not have the Primary DNS Suffix configured for the zone.

    The Windows 7/VIsta/2008/2008 R2 DNS Client service, and the Windows 2000/2003/XP DHCP Client Service (whether a DHCP client or statically configured) uses the Primary DNS Suffix to register into the same name zone, that has updates allowed.

    Further, if the zone updates is set to Secure Only, then it must be joined, because it uses Kerberos to authenticate the registration request.

    .


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007 & Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 Enterprise Administrator, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    Complete List of Technical Blogs: http://www.delawarecountycomputerconsulting.com/technicalblogs.php

    This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

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    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5:42 PM