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DHCP clients not registering in DNS

Posted on 2006-06-09
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Hi,

Got a wierd problem in DNS thats driving me road the bend. I have users (all XP) in two sites authenticating from two diferent subnets to an AD DNS server. The clients in the remote site appear in DNS ok, the clients in the local site dont, (expect one!). IPconfig /all shows that the DNS suffix is registered correctly for thelocal users, ive tried clearing the cache, deleting and recreating the DNS zone, check all firewall settings but I cant figure out why it wont pass the details from DHCp to DNS.

Any ideas?
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by:Jay_Jay70
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Hi roadkill100,

uner the advanced options of your client tcpip properties, under dns, make sure the register this connection is dns tickbox is ticked
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by:roadkill100
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hiya,

yes it is. so is:
Append Primary and connection spefici DNS suffixes
Append Parent suffixe of the primary DNS
Use this connections DNS suffix in DNS registration
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by:mass2612
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Do you recieve any error messages if you run ipconfig /registerdns from the client? Are there any events in the logs on the client or DNS server?
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by:roadkill100
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no error messages, nothing. the zone name is xxxxxxxx-xxxx.local and it reloads ok without any problems.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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nothing different in the scopes that have been setup at all? if you restart your netlogon service on the DC does it populate?
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by:Netman66
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Check the DHCP Client service on a workstation that isn't registering (you'll find that in Services) - it must be running.



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by:roadkill100
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yeah tried both of those. its a wierd one and im convinced its server based as no changes have been made to the user systems.
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by:Netman66
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Did the SP1 firewall on the server somehow get enabled?

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by:roadkill100
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nope, its still disabled.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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very strange problem, glad someone else jumped in as i am stumped!
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by:Netman66
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I want you to enable Userenv debug mode on one (1) client that is not registering.  Before doing this, clear all logs.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;221833

After one reboot and a logon, stop the debugging and reboot.

The logfile we are after is here:  %Systemroot%\Debug\UserMode\Userenv.log

Post only the sections that show us errors relating to this problem.  This log is huge, so be patient.

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by:roadkill100
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solved it. one of the other DC's wasnt replicating its info across to the named server list. Switche dit on and all ok now.
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by:khuiwong
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roadkill100,

I have the same problem.  Can you help me how to check and see if one of my DC is replicating to the named server?  And how do you switch it on.

Thank so much.
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