on plenty of AD domain controllers I have the same issue:
local domain DNS records keep old combination of IP-ComputerName combination active in both, A-record and PTR-record. So I have under domain A-records the same NetBIOS computer name resolving to multiple IP addresses, and under reverse zone PTR having single IP resolving to multiple different NetBIOS computer names.
This is because clients were assigned new IP over years of usage, but old A and PTR records did not get deleted.
So PING and NSLOOKUP and NSLOOKUP "set type=ptr" all return mixed outputs. For some clients, which are always powered ON, results are correct, but for most of notebooks, returned values are not consistent.
But I have "Discard old PTR and A records
" ENABLED, and "Update DNS entries for DHCP clients
" also ENABLED under properties of DHCP server.
I also have "Remove stale records" ENABLED and set to 2-7 days.
Why do these old records not get deleted? How to set it up to work properly?
This is an issue on both, Server 2003 and Server 2008 domain, multiple installations, even on SBS 2008.