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I have a W2k3 server running DHCP that is set to update the DNS automatically.  However, some DDNS updates are registering only a PTR record but no A record.

The ones that create A and PTR records are being reported back as "client.company.com" and work fine.  The ones that are reporting back as "client." with ho domain are only creating A records and a forward lookup can't be performed.

Any help is appreciated.
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So try with this green settings first (you may also wish to check red one)
 DHCP settings
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Both are already selected.
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Looks like a problem with Dynamic Updates registration. Check what will happen if you change in DNS server settings, in zone properties Dynamic Updates from "Secure Only" to "Nonsecure and Secure"

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Already set to that.

Here is a log and you can see the difference in the DDNS registrations.  As you can see, some include companyname.com and some dont.  If companyname.com is not sent, an A record is not created int he companyname.com forward lookup zone.


Microsoft DHCP Service Activity Log


Event ID  Meaning
00        The log was started.
01        The log was stopped.
02        The log was temporarily paused due to low disk space.
10        A new IP address was leased to a client.
11        A lease was renewed by a client.
12        A lease was released by a client.
13        An IP address was found to be in use on the network.
14        A lease request could not be satisfied because the scope's
          address pool was exhausted.
15        A lease was denied.
16        A lease was deleted.
17        A lease was expired.
20        A BOOTP address was leased to a client.
21        A dynamic BOOTP address was leased to a client.
22        A BOOTP request could not be satisfied because the scope's
          address pool for BOOTP was exhausted.
23        A BOOTP IP address was deleted after checking to see it was
          not in use.
24        IP address cleanup operation has began.
25        IP address cleanup statistics.
30        DNS update request to the named DNS server
31        DNS update failed
32        DNS update successful
50+       Codes above 50 are used for Rogue Server Detection information.

ID,Date,Time,Description,IP Address,Host Name,MAC Address
24,02/11/11,00:00:31,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
25,02/11/11,00:00:31,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,00:00:31,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
24,02/11/11,00:32:34,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
25,02/11/11,00:32:34,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,00:32:34,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
24,02/11/11,01:32:34,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
25,02/11/11,01:32:34,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,01:32:34,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
30,02/11/11,02:26:48,DNS Update Request,148.31.168.192,W-FN-LBEYER.,,
11,02/11/11,02:26:48,Renew,192.168.31.148,W-FN-LBEYER.,001FE150B9A5,
24,02/11/11,02:32:35,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
31,02/11/11,02:32:35,DNS Update Failed,192.168.31.148,W-FN-LBEYER.,2,
30,02/11/11,02:32:35,DNS Update Request,148.31.168.192,W-FN-LBEYER.,,
25,02/11/11,02:32:35,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,02:32:35,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
32,02/11/11,02:42:36,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.148,W-FN-LBEYER.,,
30,02/11/11,02:46:24,DNS Update Request,150.31.168.192,W-FN-CUPLLIAM.,,
11,02/11/11,02:46:24,Renew,192.168.31.150,W-FN-CUPLLIAM.,00105AA0C100,
32,02/11/11,02:56:26,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.150,W-FN-CUPLLIAM.,,
30,02/11/11,03:19:46,DNS Update Request,131.31.168.192,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
11,02/11/11,03:19:46,Renew,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,000E7BD89808,
32,02/11/11,03:19:46,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
24,02/11/11,03:32:35,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
25,02/11/11,03:32:35,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,03:32:35,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
30,02/11/11,03:38:51,DNS Update Request,130.31.168.192,W-FN-LBEYER.,,
11,02/11/11,03:38:51,Renew,192.168.31.130,W-FN-LBEYER.,001C2357B29F,
32,02/11/11,03:48:52,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.130,W-FN-LBEYER.,,
24,02/11/11,04:32:36,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
25,02/11/11,04:32:36,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,04:32:36,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
24,02/11/11,05:32:36,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
25,02/11/11,05:32:36,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,05:32:36,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
30,02/11/11,06:16:52,DNS Update Request,134.31.168.192,W-AD-JJONES.,,
11,02/11/11,06:16:52,Renew,192.168.31.134,W-AD-JJONES.,0024E8AFC7B5,
30,02/11/11,06:16:56,DNS Update Request,149.31.168.192,W-AD-JJONES.companyname.com,,
11,02/11/11,06:16:56,Renew,192.168.31.149,W-AD-JJONES.companyname.com,00216A619A30,
32,02/11/11,06:16:56,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.149,W-AD-JJONES.companyname.com,,
32,02/11/11,06:26:53,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.134,W-AD-JJONES.,,
24,02/11/11,06:32:36,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
25,02/11/11,06:32:36,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,06:32:36,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
24,02/11/11,07:32:37,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
25,02/11/11,07:32:37,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,07:32:37,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
30,02/11/11,07:36:06,DNS Update Request,136.31.168.192,W-PM-LCHRISTIAN.,,
11,02/11/11,07:36:06,Renew,192.168.31.136,W-PM-LCHRISTIAN.,00216A616294,
31,02/11/11,07:37:01,DNS Update Failed,192.168.31.136,W-PM-LCHRISTIAN.,2,
30,02/11/11,07:37:01,DNS Update Request,136.31.168.192,W-PM-LCHRISTIAN.,,
11,02/11/11,07:37:01,Renew,192.168.31.136,W-PM-LCHRISTIAN.,00216A616294,
32,02/11/11,07:47:02,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.136,W-PM-LCHRISTIAN.,,
15,02/11/11,08:13:45,NACK,192.168.1.47,,5C260A23009C,
30,02/11/11,08:13:45,DNS Update Request,137.31.168.192,W-SA-JMCKINNEY.companyname.com,,
11,02/11/11,08:13:45,Renew,192.168.31.137,W-SA-JMCKINNEY.companyname.com,5C260A23009C,
32,02/11/11,08:13:45,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.137,W-SA-JMCKINNEY.companyname.com,,
30,02/11/11,08:14:12,DNS Update Request,131.31.168.192,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
11,02/11/11,08:14:12,Renew,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,000E7BD89808,
32,02/11/11,08:14:12,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
30,02/11/11,08:18:58,DNS Update Request,131.31.168.192,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
11,02/11/11,08:18:58,Renew,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,000E7BD89808,
32,02/11/11,08:18:58,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
30,02/11/11,08:19:21,DNS Update Request,131.31.168.192,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
12,02/11/11,08:19:21,Release,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,000E7BD89808,
32,02/11/11,08:19:21,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
30,02/11/11,08:19:24,DNS Update Request,131.31.168.192,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
10,02/11/11,08:19:24,Assign,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,000E7BD89808,
32,02/11/11,08:19:24,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.131,W-PM-AIRCARD.companyname.com,,
30,02/11/11,08:28:57,DNS Update Request,132.31.168.192,WS-SE-KH.,,
11,02/11/11,08:28:57,Renew,192.168.31.132,WS-SE-KH.,0024E8D17790,
24,02/11/11,08:32:37,Database Cleanup Begin,,,,
31,02/11/11,08:32:37,DNS Update Failed,192.168.31.132,WS-SE-KH.,2,
30,02/11/11,08:32:37,DNS Update Request,132.31.168.192,WS-SE-KH.,,
25,02/11/11,08:32:37,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
25,02/11/11,08:32:37,0 leases expired and 0 leases deleted,,,,
30,02/11/11,08:32:47,DNS Update Request,133.31.168.192,W-FN-SWallace.,,
11,02/11/11,08:32:47,Renew,192.168.31.133,W-FN-SWallace.,001B7763363E,
30,02/11/11,08:34:31,DNS Update Request,140.31.168.192,W-FN-RPULLIAM.,,
11,02/11/11,08:34:31,Renew,192.168.31.140,W-FN-RPULLIAM.,002170754DFB,
32,02/11/11,08:42:39,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.132,WS-SE-KH.,,
32,02/11/11,08:42:48,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.133,W-FN-SWallace.,,
32,02/11/11,08:44:33,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.140,W-FN-RPULLIAM.,,
30,02/11/11,08:47:27,DNS Update Request,132.31.168.192,WS-SE-KH.,,
11,02/11/11,08:47:27,Renew,192.168.31.132,WS-SE-KH.,0024E8D17790,
30,02/11/11,08:51:40,DNS Update Request,129.31.168.192,W-AD-SFelgner.,,
11,02/11/11,08:51:40,Renew,192.168.31.129,W-AD-SFelgner.,00216A788D40,
30,02/11/11,08:55:29,DNS Update Request,138.31.168.192,W-AD-SDay.companyname.com,,
11,02/11/11,08:55:29,Renew,192.168.31.138,W-AD-SDay.companyname.com,001966073366,
32,02/11/11,08:55:29,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.138,W-AD-SDay.companyname.com,,
31,02/11/11,08:57:25,DNS Update Failed,192.168.31.132,WS-SE-KH.,2,
30,02/11/11,08:57:25,DNS Update Request,132.31.168.192,WS-SE-KH.,,
11,02/11/11,08:57:25,Renew,192.168.31.132,WS-SE-KH.,0024E8D17790,
30,02/11/11,08:58:12,DNS Update Request,142.31.168.192,W-PM-RPRITCHETT.,,
11,02/11/11,08:58:12,Renew,192.168.31.142,W-PM-RPRITCHETT.,001FE119C1BF,
32,02/11/11,09:01:41,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.129,W-AD-SFelgner.,,
30,02/11/11,09:03:54,DNS Update Request,143.31.168.192,W-AD-DISPLAY.,,
11,02/11/11,09:03:54,Renew,192.168.31.143,W-AD-DISPLAY.,0013CE6C42D9,
32,02/11/11,09:07:27,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.132,WS-SE-KH.,,
32,02/11/11,09:08:14,DNS Update Successful,192.168.31.142,W-PM-RPRITCHETT.,,
30,02/11/11,09:10:59,DNS Update Request,129.31.168.192,W-AD-SFelgner.,,
11,02/11/11,09:10:59,Renew,192.168.31.129,W-AD-SFelgner.,00216A788D40,

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OK,

please run in command-line on a server:

netsh dhcp server <ServerIP> scope <scopeID> show optionvalue

and tell me if you see in the output option ID: 81 ? And please paste its entries.

Additionally, please ensure that your DHCP server is added into "DNSUpdateProxy" built-in group.

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There is no option 81 listed.  Where would I find the DNSUpdateProxy group?  

Options for Scope 192.168.31.0:

        DHCP Standard Option :
        General Option Values:
        OptionId : 51
        Option Value:
                Number of Option Elements = 1
                Option Element Type = DWORD
                Option Element Value = 86400
        OptionId : 3
        Option Value:
                Number of Option Elements = 1
                Option Element Type = IPADDRESS
                Option Element Value = 192.168.31.99
        OptionId : 15
        Option Value:
                Number of Option Elements = 1
                Option Element Type = STRING
                Option Element Value = company.com
        OptionId : 6
        Option Value:
                Number of Option Elements = 3
                Option Element Type = IPADDRESS
                Option Element Value = 192.168.31.17
                Option Element Value = 192.168.1.16
                Option Element Value = 192.168.1.17
        OptionId : 44
        Option Value:
                Number of Option Elements = 2
                Option Element Type = IPADDRESS
                Option Element Value = 192.168.1.10
                Option Element Value = 192.168.1.11
        OptionId : 46
        Option Value:
                Number of Option Elements = 1
                Option Element Type = BYTE
                Option Element Value = 8
Command completed successfully.

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This group you will find in ADUC under User container. Add there your DHCP server(s)

 DNSUpadetProxy group
additionally to secure DDNS updates in DHCP server, specify an account on which they will be registered.

 DHCP credentials
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