OS X 10.5.7 and DNS registration on Win 2003 DNS server
Posted on 2009-07-14
The problem is our OS X clients are not updating the server DNS records. So far I have yet to find a solution to this problem.
The OS X client requests DHCP and receives an IP address...great. However a DNS entry is never created, in fact, if there is a DNS record tied to that IP address from a previous computer it will use that name instead essentially using rarp to get its' name. This is unacceptable.
Windows 2003 DHCP and DNS servers
OS X 10.5.7 clients
Windows XP Clients
No WINS Servers
As for the OS X clients lets use the name LT-TESTMAC as its name:
The folder sharing name is set to LT-TESTMAC
The name under Directory Utility is LT-TESTMAC
The name under DHCP Client ID is LT-TESTMAC
From the Terminal window I have run this: sudo scutil --set HostName LT-TESTMAC
The OS X client gets an IP address but never reports to the DNS server its name. What is the solution to this problem? Is there a 3rd party software app designed to help this? Do I just have to wait until Snow Leopard is released and hope they added support for it?