Posted on 2005-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I would like to issue the IP address of our new DNS server to our client PC's automatically.  Is there an easy way to do this using DHCP?


Question by:iptrader
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    Accepted Solution


    Just add the DNS server in the scope or global options of your DHCP server

    right click scope options, click configure options.

    add 006 - DNS server and add the IP address.

    Your clients must be using DHCP already, but the next time they request an address (next bootup or if they are online 24*7 at the halfway mark of the DCHP TTL(usually 8 days)) they'll get the update.

    Now the question is - why do you want to do this?

    If you are using active directory you should use only the one DNS server that you set up for dynamic updates when you created the domain for the servers and workstations. If you have changed this server to a new server then you will need to ensure that the new server can take dynamic updates, and that everyone is using the same server otherwise your workstations may take ages to log in, and GPO's may not be read.

    You might be better off to add the new DNS server to the Forwarders section on the AD DNS Server.

    If you're not  using Active Directory then go right ahead with your original plan - it won't be a problem

    I hope I didn't muddy the waters with my rambling...

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    Expert Comment

    If you have the DNS AD integrated it will be automatically replicated to all DC's. And as harelyjd said you add as many servers to option 006 on the DHCP scope

    Author Comment

    It worked :)



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