Force DNS Update

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Rodney, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Rodney

    Rodney Guest

    I can't remember the command that I can type to force a DNS update on a
    client computer, anyone know? It was something /force I believe.

    Rodney, Jun 11, 2004
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  2. Hello Rodney,

    you can do
    IPConfig /registerdns
    Net Stopp netlogon && net start netlogon
    Net stop "DHCP Client" && net start "DHCP Client"

    Ipconfig /registerdns tells the machine to update it's records, the
    netlogon process is responsible for updating the records in the forward
    lookup zone, the DHCP-Client is responsible for updating the records in
    the reverse lookup zone.
    Ulf B. Simon-Weidner [MVP], Jun 11, 2004
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  3. Rodney

    Herb Martin Guest

    The "netlogon" part is only important on Domain Controller's,
    where it is essential (ipconfig isn't enough for DCs.)

    The "DHCP client" part is roughly equivalent to the the /registerDNS
    and so it is redundant to use both.

    Separate issue:
    It might also be necessary to flush that client's cache, which is different:
    ipconfig /flushDNS
    Herb Martin, Jun 13, 2004
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