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DHCP and DNS dynamic updates

By kevin.grech ·
I have a Windows 2003 server with DHCP and DNS. All is configured so that DHCP updates the DNS.PCs are being registered.I have print servers which are dhcp clients and I would like their name to be registered with the DNS via the DHCP service. The DNS zone is set up to be "Secure dynamic updates" only. If I set up the zone as "non secure" all works fine. I used to work with my previous windows 2000 with "secure" updates, but seems that the "secure" in windows 2003 is more secure than in windows 2000, since that records are not being written. I have a mixture of windows 2000 and 2003 domain controllers.

thanks to all
Kevin.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to DHCP and DNS dynamic upda ...

Is the DNS zone Active Directory integrated instead of plain Primary/Secondary? You need it to integrated for secure updates to work.

See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;816592&Product=winsvr2003#41

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by kevin.grech In reply to DHCP and DNS dynamic upda ...

all DNS zones are AD integrated. So I can choose from "secure" and "non secure".

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by BlitzSonik In reply to DHCP and DNS dynamic upda ...

Just curious but why are your printers not static IPs. That would eleviate your DNS issue and allow for better management of your printers remotely.

You can set reservations in your DHCP scope to prevent the IP from getting assigned to another node on the network.

Good Luck!

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by kevin.grech In reply to

the print servers are DHCP enabled, but their IP's are reserved. The thing is that their DNS name is not being written automatically in the DNS, since that the zones are "secure" updates only. With Windows 2000 it used to work. But something changed in windows 2003.

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by TechnicalServices In reply to DHCP and DNS dynamic upda ...

add the DHCP servers to the DNS update proxy group.

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