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Populating DNS machine records in OS X Server 10.5x

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Hi, I am quite new to OS X and am trying to set up a Mac network in our college. We have an OS X Server (10.5.7) and we are running DHCP, Open Directory and DNS on the server. I have a couple of Mac clients connected to the same switch. I can bind the machines to the directory and log in to the server from them. My question is this, when you bind a windows machine to a windows domain and have DHCP running, the 'A' records for each host are populated as part of the process. This is great especially when you have a large network. However, it seems the DHCP and DNS server provided with OS X are very basic and do not have many configurable options. Is there a way to have the clients details recorded automatically in DNS when the machine is binded to the Open Directory, rather than having to manually add an 'A' record for each one?
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Do you have the OS X Server Admistrator's Guide:  http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=50525  ?

Also see the specific guides here: http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/resources/documentation.html
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Also see the section on setting up a DNS server here:  http://images.apple.com/server/macosx/docs/Network_Services_Admin_v10.5_2nd_Ed.pdf
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I wonder if this would do the job:  http://cutedgesystems.com/software/DNSEnabler/  ?
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Hi, thanks for your replies. I have already read the server admin guides and all the documentation I can find. It seems the OS X implementation of DNS is not totally integrated like the Microsoft version, more of an add on. Perhaps Apple dont expect their Macintosh's to be deployed in large enough network's to warrant automatic population. Who knows. Thanks for your help.
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