Solved

Dynamic DNS

Posted on 2011-02-24
2
284 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
On my Windows 2008 Server's NIC properties, there is an tickbox for "Register this connection's address in DNS".

I know that I can also run ipconfig/registerdns from the DOS prompt.

Can someone tell me - are these effectively the same thing? Does the NIC setting effectively mean that the server was going to dynamically register itself in DNS. And the /registerdns setting means doing the same, but with an admin running the command to do so?

And what if Dynamic DNS wasn't supported by the DNS server? What would happen to both of these options then?

This question applies to both AD DNS and UNIX DNS.
0
Comment
Question by:chuckp2010
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
adiloadilo earned 250 total points
ID: 34976487
this option is for your internal dns registration , if you have an internal domain . you nic automatically register your nic with dns . an example machine1.contoso.com

/registerdns only forces your computer to register its dns with the internal dns server . if users for example ping  machine1.contoso.com it will resolve to you ip .  it doesn`t matte if it is a linux or windows dns server it will register its ip with your local dns server .
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:elawad
elawad earned 250 total points
ID: 35004818
both options does the same thing, now if you type ipconfig /registerdns is usually comes after ipconfig /flushdns to foce the DNS server to delete your old record or ip address and registers you with the new aquired ip address.
0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now