windows 2008 local DNS not updating

Posted on 2014-02-04
Last Modified: 2014-02-04

I have an issue with a single server not updating it's LOCAL dns. On the DNS server it's fine however if I try to ping the server name from the server itself it has the old one.

I've rebooted the server


I'm a domain admin

I've checked the A record in DNS and it's fine.

I can't figure this out, any ideas?


Question by:Alex Green
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Patrick Bogers earned 500 total points
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On the faulthy box, if you run


What does it state as authorative DNS server? If itself you should change that to the orinial DNS server in networkproperties ipv4 -> advanced.
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by:Alex Green
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Yep, done that and it's all fine,

NSlookup even reports back the correct IP address :(
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by:Alex Green
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Nevermind found the issue, some moron thought it was a good idea to drop the same bloody servers into the hosts file. However your post helped me with it so I'll give you the points, I'd not have thought about that if it wasn't for your post :

Cheers bro
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by:Alex Green
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Without his post I'd have not have my epiphany
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