Reverse lookup zone in dns is not updating
The record appeared in the reverse DNS zone as expected. I do think you can use the GPO if you want to fine-tune the registration behavior as it contains 3 options. I haven’t found a way to do this by GPO, I might have missed it though.I thought GPO preferences would be the easiest way, but this setting is located below HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\Register Adapter Name and the GUID is different for each system… The following command can be executed in order the check the required option: netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers name="Local Area Connection" source=dhcp register=both In our environment we deploy all workstations using SCCM so the above is definitely a reasonable solution.Even though the internal DNS and the BIND DLZ modules are new, they both support all basic requirements for Active Directory and more.A working Active Directory is heavily based on a working DNS.I stumbled upon the following topic ( where The behavior of Client not registering PTR record by default is modified prior to Windows7 (mostly during Vista time) and is the intended behavior.
DNS processes and interactions involve the communications between DNS clients and DNS servers during the resolution of DNS queries and dynamic update, and between DNS servers during name resolution and zone administration.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.The internal DNS backend currently needs a restart of Samba to take effect. If you are using BIND_DLZ as the backend, then your new zone is directly live without restarting Samba or BIND.As we noticed that only Windows 7 workstations with a static IP were being registered we started troubleshooting.
As an AD guy I was 100% confident we could get this done using GPO’s.
However in the past I have seen strange behavior with the GPO settings below Administrative Templates\Network\DNS client section, and today was just the same. Below Computer Configuration DNS Client there is a setting called “Register PTR Records”.