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  • HI All,

    I have a problem with Client Dynamic DNS registration that just can't solve. I would like clients with static IP addresses to register their addresses in DNS. I know it sounds so rookie, but just don't know how to force them. DHCP clients are registred normaly.

    Tried to force the registration with GPO, but it seems it doesn't work. Configured GPO to dynamicaly update DNS records, added primary suffix, connection suffix, register connection suffix and DNS registraiton refresh interval. The GPO is applied but with no effect. Client that i have tested the GPO on is Windows 7. The local settings to register connection to DNS remains unchecked.

    Is there realy no way to solve this problem remotly? My problem is that computers are spread across multiple countries. RDP is possible, but GPO or any other automated solution would be prefered.

    BR, Luka

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:11 AM

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  • Hi Luka

    You can write a script (bat file) with only this command:

    ipconfig /registerdns

    and run it once with GPO .

    You can post this qustion to gpo forum also.

    BR


    Renato Kurti CCNA,CCNP Security,CCAI,MCP,MCTS,MCITP:EA,MCT

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:23 PM
  • Hello,

    Is DNS registration disabled on the adapters? If yes then run ipconfig /registerdns command line that Renato already suggested and check results. To force registration of DNS updates, consider restarting the netlogon service.

    If this does not help, disable all security softwares and make sure that traffic to port 53 is not blocked. More if you see logged errors in this case.


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    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:52 PM
  • Is DNS registration disabled on the adapters? If yes then run ipconfig /registerdns command line that Renato already suggested and check results. To force registration of DNS updates, consider restarting the netlogon service.

    Thanks to both for reply.

    Yes, on the network adapter in my lab, the DNS registration is disabled. I suspect that remote clients have DNS registration also disabled. 

    As you suggested i have started the command line (ipconfig /registerdns) on test computer, but the registration is not succesful without DNS registration enabled on network adapter. Netlogon service restarted no change. (I know it would help to register the computer if adapter DNS registration would be enabled).

    Any idea how to force that. The GPO is just not working (though applied on computer).

    As it seems that this is more of a GPO problem and not the configuration i oppened another case on GPO Forums as suggested by Renato.

    BR, Luka



    Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:30 PM
  • Thanks for your asistance. The problem was solved with scripting. For everyone that is expirancing the same or similar DNS client configuration problem i recommend reading the folowing documentation.

    General documentation fo Client DNS scripting.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692588.aspx

    Scripting that enables exactly the connection DNS registration I required.

    http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/6c72969c-16c8-4bb6-92e9-b9020001759f

    BR, Luka

    • Marked as answer by Luka Krajcek Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:27 PM
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:27 PM