The servers use static mappings to the same external DNS servers.
It then acts like a teenager who can’t get the car keys, growing sullen and exhibiting a variety of bad behaviors. Let’s say you’re a VAR with a customer you plan to upgrade from NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003.
The desktops use DHCP with a scope option that includes the IP addresses of two DNS servers managed by the customer’s broadband provider.
This article explains how to setup the automatic PTR records.
DHCP This will open DHCP MMC snapin now you need to right click on your DHCP select properties this will bring properties windows now click on DNS tab under this select “Always dynamically Update DNS A and PTR Records.
If you use the internal DNS server, there are the following known problems: Note: Currently both DNS backends don't support all features that can be setup in the dialogues.
If you discover problems or missing features, please open a bug report/feature request at https://bugzilla.samba.org/. If you are using BIND_DLZ as the backend, then your new zone is directly live without restarting Samba or BIND.
Dynamically update DNS for clients that do not request is selected.
By default, DNS clients configured to perform dynamic DNS registration attempt PTR resource record registration only if they successfully registered the corresponding A resource record.
I liken it to the days when automobiles had carburetors; a mechanic could fix most engine performance problems by fiddling with the choke—spritz a little WD-40 into the throttle body, charge and retire in the suburbs after a few years. Check the TCP/IP settings, run a few utilities to verify the zone records, charge 0 (correcting for inflation) and retire to Arizona.
You’ll learn to identify the most common domain name system issues that cause problems for AD and Exchange and how to avoid them in the first place or isolate and resolve them if they occur in production.
Well over 70 percent of all support calls that come to Microsoft support services that start out as Active Directory or Exchange calls end up being DNS calls.