What I know is a simple DNS problem I cannot find the fix
Posted on 2011-02-14
I have a few clients that are still running Windows Server 2003. I installed Spiceworks recently in 2 of them to help me track inventory and monitor software installs and changes. Anyway, I got a bunch of errors in SW telling me that IP address did not have mapping machine names in DNS.
So, I went into DNS on server and sure enough, there are Reverse Zones setup but there is no data in them except server info. I know in the past I have had this zone full of all machines on the network. I logged into others clients I have and this is the same. A Reverse Zone is there but no data is in it so this is obviously something I have done along the way but I cannot figure out what.
The domain has only 1 server. DHCP and DNS is running from server as well as AD.
What I've done so far:
I have removed the Zone.
Create a new Reverse Zone.
Make it AD connected.
Set it to allow all updates secure and non-secure
DNS is set to point to only server in DHCP
Server DNS uses itself ONLY!
Forwarders are setup on server for outside requests.
NsLookUp shows server name as server.
It will also search any and all names or numbers successfully without errors.
If I go into the Forward lookup zone, it is filled with local machine information.
If I right click one of the listings, the check box near the bottom is checked for Update Associated Pointer Record.
What am I missing? How do I get the Reverse Zone list populated??