Windows 2003 Servers not registering in Windows 2000 DNS

Hi All,

This has been drving me mad for days. I have a Windows 2000 Active Directory. I have a number of DNS servers. One is AD integrated, the other two are secondaries. DNS is set up for dynamic updates and W2K servers and clients and XP clients register fine. The problem is my Windows 2003 servers do not register themselves in DNS. I have checked AD and everythng seems to be fine. I have checked the DNS best pratice guides and configured DNS as per the advice. Any ideas why they won't register?

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Did you try to manually register your windows 2003 machine[s] by going to the command prompt and running "ipconfig /registerdns" ?

Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
Is 2003 a domain controller also?
DHCP Client service takes care for registering DNS records for any Win2k, 2k3 clients or servers. Make sure this service has started.
Did you configure this server to use DNS server?
AlexanderREnterprise Web DeveloperCommented:
First thing is to make sure that you get your DNS IPs pointing to correct DNS servers.
If you are using DHCP and have a DHCP server, in that scope make sure it registers all IPs with a DNS server and is authenticated by AD.  Also, i dont like the idea of having only one of those DNS servers registering with AD.  AD keeps track of DHCP and DNS, so if they are not registered they will be regected.  So let all DNS servers integrate with AD. There aresome other things to check, like correct AD mode (2000 mixed, 2000 native, 2003). In your case it should be 2000 mixed. (correct me if i am wrong).
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AlexanderREnterprise Web DeveloperCommented:
P.S. On DNS server one of the IPs for DNS in network config of IC, should point to itself.
jrctlAuthor Commented:
Ipconfig /registerdns does not work. It gives no errors but also does not register. The 2003 servers are not domain controllers. AD is 2000 only. Servers have static IP's. I have two AD integrated DNS server and one secondary. All DNS servers only have themselves set in IP/DNS on the NIC. All forwarders are set up correctly. Run Dcdiag on all DC's and all come back fine. I am in 2000 native mode. Any more ideas?
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jrctlAuthor Commented:
Pleae close this call.
Nirmal SharmaSolution ArchitectCommented:
I have said something about DHCP Client service if you do not mind?
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