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  • Mass Re-Registration of DNS

    I had to load a backup of a Forward lookup zone for windows 2003.

    As a result, i have some records that are not updated and are not correctly mapping ip to hostname -- how can i invoke all clients ( winxp, win2k ) to re-register their DNS ?

  • #2
    Re: Mass Re-Registration of DNS

    I believe clients will do this when they renew their DHCP lease. Try shutting down the clients, deleting the DHCP leases in the DHCP console then starting the clients again.
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    • #3
      Re: Mass Re-Registration of DNS

      Hi, u should delete the records in dns that you know aren't right. If there are lots then you may want to look into scavenging.
      Also by default clients will register their details in dns.

      advanced tcp/ip settings for the NIC, in the DNS tab
      'Register this connection's address in DNS'
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      • #4
        Re: Mass Re-Registration of DNS

        Originally posted by uk_network View Post
        Hi, u should delete the records in dns that you know aren't right. If there are lots then you may want to look into scavenging.
        Also by default clients will register their details in dns.

        advanced tcp/ip settings for the NIC, in the DNS tab
        'Register this connection's address in DNS'
        How often do the clients actually Register this connection's address in DNS, if that option is ticked ?

        Is there a way i set that option via GPO ? Computer\Admin\Network\Dns Client ?

        Options escape me.

        Thanks

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        • #5
          Re: Mass Re-Registration of DNS

          Let DHCP do it for you.

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          • #6
            Re: Mass Re-Registration of DNS

            Computer Config\Admin Templates\Network\DNS Client\Dynamic Update
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            • #7
              Re: Mass Re-Registration of DNS

              uk or anyone -

              how would you properly setup scavenging ?

              only have 2 DC's at the root and Both are DNS servers.

              To my understanding scavenging only should be set on 1 ?

              Right now, i have both options set to 4 days -- not quite sure if i understand each option thoroughly.

              Thanks,

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              • #8
                Re: Mass Re-Registration of DNS

                How long is your DHCP lease set to?

                Once you delete the old entries, then renewing DHCP leases should register the correct details in DNS. If not, use something like psexec to execute ipconfig /registerdns on each machine.
                Last edited by gforceindustries; 30th October 2008, 09:39.
                Gareth Howells

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                • #9
                  Re: Mass Re-Registration of DNS

                  Hi, you should have a read of these for some more information. Also scavenging can effect server performance.

                  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932464

                  http://www.windowsreference.com/wind...d-dynamically/
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