Reverse Lookup Zone - issue

Posted on 2014-08-27
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Last Modified: 2014-09-02
I have 2 DNS servers, both Windows 2008 R2 servers. One is the primary and one is the secondary. My network IP range is 10.x.x.x. I created my forward lookup zone and it started populating with workstation. I had to manually create a reverse lookup zone called 0.0.10.in-addr.arpa. It populated with the Name Server (NS) dns1.name.corp and dns2.name.corp and thats it. When I go to the forwarding lookup zone and try to check the box "Update associated pointer (PTR) record" I get the following message...

Warning: The Associated pointer (PTR) record cannot be created, probably because the reference reverse lookup zone cannot be found"

Any ideas?
Question by:clynch302
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Expert Comment

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Ensure that reverse lookup zone is set with allow secure dynamic updates and it is replicated to all domain controllers in domain
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by:Vaseem Mohammed
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Does the PTR record for Host(A) record exist in Reverse lookup zone?
The Host(A) record was created manually or by the computer account?
Try to run ipconfig /registerdns from the client PC and see if the PTR gets created.

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Mahesh - Yes it is set up that way.

Vaseem - There are no PTR records. The Host(A) was created by the computer account. I did an ipconfig /registerdns on all machines on the network.

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clynch302 earned 0 total points
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I just figured out my bonehead mistake. My DHCP clients are on 10.10.1.x and 10.10.2.x. The reverse lookup zone was set at When I created the zone for 10.10.1.x it started to populate.
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by:Vaseem Mohammed
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:-) good luck

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I was able to figure it out on my own...

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