I am trying to set up a small home network using Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 for DNS and DHCP.
I want the DHCP server to always update the A and PTR records for any client that is issued a DHCP address.
I want to support XP, vista, Linux and Mac machines, thus I do not want to disable NetBIOS and have the DNS server be able to resolve all host names.
W2K3 R2 Server configured standalone, called server.home, workgroup home.
Server is static 10.0.0.20, gateway 10.0.0.1, DNS pointing to itself 10.0.0.20
Router address is 10.0.0.1
Q: Is it advisable to point the server static IP DNS configuration to itself?
I configured the DNS and DHCP options as follows:
DHCP scope is 10.0.0.33 to 10.0.0.128
DHCP set to enable dynamic updates, always update, discard when lease expires, and dynamically update hosts that do not support dynamic updates.
DNS forward scope is home, reverse for 10.0.0
DNS server set to allow both secure and insecure updates.
When a XP client, called xp.home, gets an IP from DHCP, the reverse zone gets a PTR registration, but there is no A record for xp.home
I tested similar configurations using W2K3 R2 x64 and Server 2008 RC0 x64.
Q: Any ideas why the PTR would update but not the A, and how do I solve this?