troubleshooting Question

Strange - Server will not perform DNS update of it's new IP address (DR scenario) to the domain

Avatar of RTM2007
RTM2007Flag for Afghanistan asked on
Active DirectoryDNS
8 Comments1 Solution314 ViewsLast Modified:
We are testing a failover of services for a number of servers. One of those portions is bringing up our Lotus Notes server at a remote office. In our main branch office we have our mail server as 10.0.0.120 and when it comes up in our transatlantic remote office it is on a different IP scheme (10.1.7.120). The failover is fine and all services work however, the DNS A record does not update for the domain (even if you do a /flushdns /registerdns manually from the 10.1.7.120 server (which has not taken the same hostname).

The strange thing is that there is even a active DC (GC/DNS/DHCP) at the remote office (10.1.7.2).

The only way we've gotten this to work is to manually go into DNS management and update the A and PTR record manually.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 8 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 8 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros