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Change default DNS registration refresh period for Windows Cluster and SQL instance virtual names? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have used the Registration Refresh Interval GPO to change the dynamic DNS refresh frequency for all Windows Servers in the domain from the default of 24 hours to 8 hours. That works fine.

    However, we have a large number of Windows Cluster and SQL instance virtual names that are still refreshing at 24 hour intervals.

    I have tried setting the permissions on the DNS object to include R/W for the underlying cluster / SQL servers, but this has no effect. The GPO is also applied to the OUs containing the virtual names.

    Is there any way of changing these to 8 hours also?

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:30 PM

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  • Hi

    The refresh time is only valid for the AD integrated area, and the ordinary area needs to be set separately:

     

     

     

    Hope this can help you.


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    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:30 AM
  • CherryZhang2020, thanks for replying but your answer bears no relation to the question I asked.
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Sorry for misunderstanding your question.

    Would you please follow these steps and see whether it works?

    1. Open DNS Manager. To open DNS Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.

    2. In the console tree, right-click the applicable zone, and then click Properties.

    3. On the General tab, verify that the zone type is either Primary or Active Directory-integrated.

    4. Click the Start of Authority (SOA) tab.

    5. In Refresh interval, click a time period in minutes, hours, or days, and type a number in the text box.

    6. Click OK to save the adjusted interval.

    More information please refer to the following article:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-r2-and-2008/cc794900(v=ws.10)#to-adjust-the-refresh-interval-for-a-zone-using-the-windows-interface

    Best regards,

    Cherry


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    Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:46 AM
  • Let me rephrase the question.

    Is there a way to change the default Registration Refresh Interval for virtual cluster and SQL instance names in the same way as for servers?

    The DNS Dynamic registration refresh interval for computers in AD can be specified either by GPO:

    HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient RegistrationRefreshInterval

    or by adding the RegistrationRefreshInterval registry key to a computer in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters.

    However, I'm unable to find an equivalent mechanism that will apply to windows failover cluster resource names, which remain at the default Registration Refresh Interval of 24 hours.

    Please note that this has nothing whatsoever to do with the refresh interval for a zone.




    Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:54 PM
  • Hi,

    Due to the complexity of the SQL cluster environment involved, it is necessary to capture packets through the process monitor and network monitor to find the root cause.

    And please understand that according to the forum's security policy, we cannot provide analysis of data packets. For the analysis and diagnosis of such files, you may need to open a new case, the link is as follows:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/supportforbusiness/productselection

    BR

    Cherry


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    Friday, June 19, 2020 9:13 AM
  • Hi ,

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.                   

    Best Regards,

    Cherry


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    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1:33 AM
  • Hi,
     
    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.
     
    Best Regards,
    Cherry

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    Monday, June 29, 2020 1:26 AM
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will propose it as ‘Answered’ as the information provided should be helpful.
    If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

    Best regards,
    Cherry

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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:26 AM
  • This has not been answered, as none of the information you have provided has been relevant, let alone helpful. It would appear that you have simply not understood the question.
    Friday, July 17, 2020 10:51 AM