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By jbourus ·
We are running DNS on a newer dedicated Windows 2000 server with 1 gig of ram. Nothing else runs on this box. It has service pack 2 loaded and all the latest IIS patches. The IIS services are currently disabled.

What is happening is we must clearcache everyday and sometimes even restart DNS because DNS lookups start to fail after a half day or so. We have about 4000 machines
on our lan/wan. Is there any known problems with DNS on a 2000 server? Additionally we are still running in a 4.0 domain environment. Is the fact we are not using Active Directory a problem? Also the event log has no errors or problems with DNS either during startup or while running.

If we can't get this resolved we will have to migrate DNS to a Unix platform. We would be grateful for any information you can provide.

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by army45 In reply to DNS Problem

I am not sure about this answer, since it has to change setting in the registry, so make sure before you try it.

the automatic cache update in nt might have been disabled

Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DNS\Parameters]
Name: AutoCacheUpdate
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = disabled)


try enabling the value to 1, hope this works.

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