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DNS Hosts - Easy Question??!!

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DNS Hosts - Easy Question??!!

kjrees
When configuring DNS do i manually need to enter all hosts on my network for DNS to work?
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neilb@uk
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Most of it should be automatic as Windows can dynamically register DNS records for objects and services in an Active Directory domain.

If you've got any other kit that cannot do this - printers, 'ix, etc, then you will have to manually register each of these hostname/addresses into the DNS server.

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kjrees
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I've been reading a little and with AD it automatically deals with client Host A's and PTRs. However, we don't run AD at the moment and I've been tasked with making sure there are no DNS issues before an AD upgrade from NT4. We have DNS installed separately on a win2k server.

At present, I think from what i have read that i would have to manually enter a DNS host within the zone, and i enter the ip and name of the machine which is fine for those with static addresses. However, besides the work involved, with DHCP running, the ips can potentially change on client machines.

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shardeth-15902278
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If I am understanding you, you want computers to obtain IP address info via DHCP, and then have that registered automatically in DNS. You don't need AD for this. Your DHCP server has to be registered/authorized, and you may have to adjust settings on your DNS server and/or DHCP server to allow it to send the updates on behalf of the client.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325115
may provide some useful information for you.

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juan18_c
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Your DNS is at a good spot right now in another server, now here is the thing
1) if you want your hosts to automatically register with your DNS, then you must have your DHCP configured to (assign your DNS ip address under the the dhcp info ) when an ip add is assigned on the network.
now if you dont want to or cant do it because you dont know how to . simply go to each of your host machines and assign under your TCP/IP properties a static address for your primary DNS(Your srvr/2000)

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kjrees
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Hi Guys, thanks for replying. I believe all of our clients have got automatic DNS server settings and they have the correct DNS entry in IPconfig /all. However, in DHCP properties i have a check box to
"Update DNS only if DHCP client requests option located in Properties on the DNS tab."

In what way would a client request this?

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juan18_c
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this will be requested when a request is sent from a client requesting ip to hostname or hostname to IP

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juan18_c
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this will be requested when a request is sent from a client requesting ip to hostname or hostname to IP