Reload DNS from AD recovers wrong IP address for host - pls help

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Jools, Jan 5, 2007.

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    Jools Guest


    This problem is driving me nuts. Any help gratefully received :)

    My "active directory" and "AD integrated DNS" server recently got a new
    static IP address reserved in the router's DHCP table. Periodically the
    servers DNS record for itself gets its IP address changed to the old one,
    which causes problems when clients try to access the server.

    This usually coincides with the following error in the DNS event log:
    EventID 6702
    DNS server has updated its own host (A) records. In order to ensure that
    its DS-integrated peer DNS servers are able to replicate with this server,
    an attempt was made to update them with the new records through dynamic
    update. An error was encountered during this update, the record data is
    the error code.
    (There are no other DNS servers on the LAN - does this mean that the error
    can be ignored?)

    I can recreate the "wrong IP address" problem by opening the DNS
    management console, right clicking the forward lookup zone for our LAN and
    selecting reload from the menu - this always sets the server's IP address
    to the old one.

    When I manually update the IP address for the DNS host record in the
    console, if the "update PTR record" box is ticked then I see the following
    Warning: The associated pointer (PTR) record cannt be createdm probably
    because the referenced reverse lookup zone cannot be found.
    (I have no reverse lookup zone defined; I didn't think it was necessary
    for a small LAN setup. Have I misinterpreted the relevance of this?)

    Thanks in advance for your help, nice forum :)
    Jools, Jan 5, 2007
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    Jorge Silva Guest

    Jorge Silva, Jan 6, 2007
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