Registerdns with 169.254 IP
Posted on 2009-02-17
I am installing 2 new Windows 2008 servers into an existing 2003 domain. 1 will be a DC and the other for Exchange 2007.
The client currently uses 169.254.228.0/24 as there internal network range and this is distributed by the 2003 server via DHCP.
After installing the ADS roles for 2008 and promoted it to a DC, GC, running DNS, i noticed that there was no A record for this new server in the AD integrated DNS zone for this domain. I manually added an A record for this server and AD was working ok.
After a little amount of time, AD\DNS stopped working and the A record for the 2008 server was gone.
After pulling my hair out for hours, I removed the DNS zone and recreated on the 2003 server. I restarted the netlogon service and ipconfig /registerdns on both DC's servers but still the 2008 servers IP does not get registered.
Before the 2008 installation, clients were registering their IPs to DNS ok, I have not tested if they still do now since I have recreated the zone remotely.
Any ideas? Could it be coded in not to register APIPA ranged IPs?