Solved

DNS reverse lookup zones

Posted on 2012-04-10
5
845 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-23
I have just changed our whole IP range on win2008 R2 network (win7 sp1 clients) which involved creating new DNS zones. I deleted all existing records on the old range (which in hindsight I think I should have left) and now see the new client IP's populating the forward lookup zones from DHCP.

The Q is that the reverse lookup zones dont seem to be populated. I have got the settings below ticked:
In Forward lookup zone record - 'Update assiciated pointer record'
In DHCP - 'Always dynamically update DNS A and PTR records'
0
Comment
Question by:Pete
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:julian_brunt
julian_brunt earned 167 total points
ID: 37826603
Did you add the reverse lookup zone to be populated?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Pete
ID: 37826615
yes I have and the servers are actually in that zone (automatically, i haven't manualy added anything) but no clients..
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:araberuni
araberuni earned 167 total points
ID: 37826663
I am wondering did you created new reverse look up Zone for new IP range. Please create it and reboot clients to check PTR record. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323445
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Pete
ID: 37826667
I did create the reverse lookup zone. The servers have populcated it.

DNS just passed Best Practices Analyser in server manager.
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
DLeaver earned 166 total points
ID: 37826863
When did you recreate the Reverse lookup zone?  If it was recently then you may just have to wait for the clients to check in with DNS (which is normally every 24hours)

One test would be to remove a PC's DNS record from the FLZ and then go to that PC and run ipconfig /registerdns and see if both records are entered in both the FLZ and the RLZ
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

Title # Comments Views Activity
VPN problems 4 62
PHP website on Linux - server DNS address could not be found. 18 77
DNS zone 3 49
DNS/WINS in a domain 10 37
One of the most often confused topics in the area DNS is the idea of GLUE records. Specifically, what they are, when they are needed, when they are provided, and how they are created. First, WHAT IS GLUE? To understand GLUE, you must first under…
I wrote this article to explain some important DNS concepts that should be known to avoid some typical configuration errors I often see in forums. I assume that what is described here is the typical behavior of Microsoft DNS client. I don't know …
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

680 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