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DNS not resolving when using nslookup

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When I do an NSlookup from a command line on a windows XP Pro or another 2003 server I get the following response

C:\Documents and Settings\ificuser>nslookup 10.1.1.05
*** Can't find server name for address 10.1.1.88: Non-existent domain
*** Default servers are not available
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  10.1.1.88

*** UnKnown can't find 10.1.1.05: Non-existent domain

The domain controller is working and active directory is working, everything seems to be working ok. I can see server shares and everything else, so I am a little confused on what is going on here.
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you need to create a reverse lookup zone for your 10.1.1.x subnet
after you create the reverse lookup zone, create a PTR record for you DNS server....  Once you do this, your error will go away...

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Commented:
Let me give some more info, we have more offices around the country that are under the 10. scope, some are 10.5 or 10.6 or 10.7

I have a reverse zone created

0.0.10.in-addr.arpa

Shouldn't that zone resolve all the different dns entries. I have a NS entry for the DNS/DC server already there, should I just add the ptr entry there instead of in the new zone that I just created for 10.1.1.x which came out as

1.1.10.in-addr.arpa

Commented:
how is your DNS configured on the server (NIC properties, DNS service -server and zone properties)?  Do an IPconfig /all from the workstation and post it here.  Do you have 'sites and services' configured for each location/site?
yes, add the pointer for your DNs server..

in zone 1.1.10.in-addr.arpa  add the PTR record for you DNS server :

10.1.1.88 = servername

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Commented:
OK i did that and the nslookup works now but there is just one more thing. When I do an nslookup and the ip, that does not resolve

C:\Documents and Settings\ificuser>nslookup 10.1.1.99
Server:  dc1.domain.local
Address:  10.1.1.88

*** dc1.domain.local can't find 10.1.1.99: Non-existent domain
this is because the record for 10.1.1.99 does not existin in your DNS servers forward lookup zone.  You can manually check this...open the DNS console, expand the forward lookup zone and look for the record 10.1.1.99  ;....I would guess that it does not exist.

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Commented:
No it's there, this happens when I do an nslookup on any IP Address.
sorry..


this is because the record for 10.1.1.99 does not existin in your DNS servers REVERSE lookup zone.  You can manually check this...open the DNS console, expand the REVERSE lookup zone for the subnet 10.1.1.x and look for the record 10.1.1.99  ;....I would guess that it does not exist.

You need to create a reverse zone for each subnet..... once you do this, your clients will automatically start to publish thier information here...when they boot.
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