WS2003: Problem with DNS dynamic updates RRS feed

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  • Hi,
    First, let me describe a bit our network configuration:
    - one server running Windows Server 2003 R2, with AD and the DNS server
    - a SonicWall router which runs the DHCP server and knows the addresse of the network DNS server
    - a set of around 20 workstations running XP Pro 32 Bits SP3 and one running Windows 7 Pro 32 bits

    The DNS server zones are automatic and integrated with AD and setup for secured and unsecured updates.

    The workstations network configuration is fully automatic, and we set the "Register this connection's adresses in DNS", "Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes" and "Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix" options.

    The problem is pretty simple : none of the XP workstations updates the DNS server while the 7 workstations does. We analyzed the DNS network traffic and we see the following when we try to renew the DHCP lease:

    Client -> Server : Standard query SOA <computer>.<domain>
    Server -> Client : Standard query response, no such name

    When we look at the XP workstations event viewer, we see:
    Event id : 11165
    "The reason the system could not register these RRs was because the DNS server contacted refused the update request. The reasons for this might be (a) you are not allowed to update the specified DNS domain name, or (b) because the DNS server authoritative for this name does not support the DNS dynamic update protocol....."

    Client -> Server : Standard query SOA <computer>.<domain>
    Server -> Client : Standard query response
    Client -> Server : Dynamic update SOA <domain>
    Server -> Client : Dynamic update response CNAME

    It seems our domain is a single label domain (only one word, the name of our company), but even following this KB,, doesn't work. We even tried with a virtualized "7 Pro" on a XP host, the 7 VM updates the DNS while the XP doesn't.

    Any help would be ggrrrreeeeaaaaatttttttllllllllyyyyyyy appreciated.

    Thanks and regards.
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 11:33 AM

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