DNS not updating

Posted on 2014-10-06
Last Modified: 2014-10-22
My DNS servers are not updating. E.g. If I check for my PC in Forward Lookup Zones the IP listed is wrong.
(All AD integrated, 2 x 2008 1 x 2012)

Results of DCDIAG: -
   Home Server = MYSERVER
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.
Doing initial required tests
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\MYSERVER
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... MYSERVER passed test Connectivity
Doing primary tests
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\MYSERVER
      Starting test: DNS
         DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...
         ......................... MYSERVER passed test DNS
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
   Running partition tests on : Schema
   Running partition tests on : Configuration
   Running partition tests on : MYDOMAIN
   Running enterprise tests on :
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:

               TEST: Basic (Basc)
                  Warning: The AAAA record for this DC was not found

               TEST: Dynamic update (Dyn)
                  Warning: Failed to add the test record dcdiag-test-record in z

               TEST: Records registration (RReg)
                  Network Adapter
                  [00000007] HP NC382i DP Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter:
                     Missing AAAA record at DNS server

                     Missing AAAA record at DNS server

                     Missing AAAA record at DNS server

                     Missing AAAA record at DNS server

                     Missing AAAA record at DNS server

                     Missing AAAA record at DNS server

               Warning: Record Registrations not found in some network adapters

               MYSERVER                       PASS WARN PASS PASS WARN WARN n/a
         ......................... passed test DNS

Can anyone help?
Question by:HKFuey
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Expert Comment

by:Soheil Gharedaghi
ID: 40363321

You mean they are not replicating or none of your A records get update ?

Author Comment

ID: 40363325
The servers seem to be replicating OK and I'm getting no major errors.

When I ping PC names they seem to be returning the IP6 address when they used to return the IP4 one.

The 2012 DNS server has been added recently.
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Expert Comment

by:Dan McFadden
ID: 40363797
1. Logon to the server running DNS with Admin privilages
2. run the DNS Manager
3. right-click the DNS server, select properties.
4. on the Interfaces tab, click on "Only the following IP Addresses:"
5. uncheck the IPv6 address(es) that are probably enabled.
6. click OK.

My guess is that this is a default installation and the Interfaces option "All IP Addresses" was selected.

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Accepted Solution

Dan McFadden earned 300 total points
ID: 40363801
I would do this for all of the DNS Services in your environment.  IMO, its best to have the DNS Service running on only 1 IP address.  


Author Comment

ID: 40363909
Hi Dan,
I've set all 3 to listen on the IP 4 address, I will monitor.

Further info, for some PC's I can see more than one IP4 entry in the forward lookup zone, they are not being deleted

Assisted Solution

by:Soheil Gharedaghi
Soheil Gharedaghi earned 200 total points
ID: 40365585
Do you have DHCP server?
it seems your dhcp server is not updating or discard your DNS entries, check the DHCP server credentials.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40396359
Thanks guys, my DNS seems to be working now!

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