Reverse dns zone not updating
As we noticed that only Windows 7 workstations with a static IP were being registered we started troubleshooting.
After checking “Use this connection’s DNS suffix in DNS registration” in the advanced TCP/IP settings all went fine.
However in the past I have seen strange behavior with the GPO settings below Administrative Templates\Network\DNS client section, and today was just the same. Below Computer Configuration DNS Client there is a setting called “Register PTR Records”.
One could think that this is pretty easy to configure, enable, throw a gpupdate in and off we go.
The record appeared in the reverse DNS zone as expected. I do think you can use the GPO if you want to fine-tune the registration behavior as it contains 3 options. I haven’t found a way to do this by GPO, I might have missed it though.
Update [27/06/2013]: new information regarding the topic: Windows 7 & Reverse Lookup DNS Registration [Update] In my current project we have an Active Directory domain where we use Windows DNS servers with domain integrated DNS zones.
For the reverse lookup zones we configured secure only updates.