Local DNS not refreshing after reboot
Posted on 2010-09-02
Good day experts,
I have a large problem with the local DNS cache on about 1500 computers.
To get more specific:
The network was converted from Novell Netware 6 to Window Server 2008 Enterprise Education edition (ADDS, DNS)
Novell Client for Windows and all other TCP/IP add ons for Novell were removed
Each computer is statically set with IP, Subnet, Gateway, Primary DNS (DNS Server = 2008) and ISP DNS
Each NIC is set to register with DNS
When the computers are rebooted, they lose the ability to resolve by DNS Hostname. The computers will ping the server by IP. Thus, each computer has to have the connection repaired, an ipconfig /flushdns -> ipconfig /registerdns done every single time.
This causes the mapped home folders (set in the profile tab or through a logon script) to not map. All logon scripts set through GPO are not hitting either.
Doing a ipconfig /display DNS before the flush/register, shows that the hostname pinged, site and logon directories cannot be resolved.
I have used nslookup to try and troubleshoot. When I enter the hostname of the file server or DNS server, it returns the proper IP. I can also see the NameServers
I am at a loss and need to find an answer. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated.