As shown in Figure 1, the DNS server role has been installed on the server and is shown in the left pane.For those looking to perform this configuration on Windows Server 2008 R2, access to the DNS Manager can be achieved either through Server Manager or Administrative Tools.
As we noticed that only Windows 7 workstations with a static IP were being registered we started troubleshooting.
As an AD guy I was 100% confident we could get this done using GPO’s.
For the exam, you should know how to configure DNS for Active Directory.
Click Next to continue when the New Zone wizard appears. Ensure that Standard Primary is selected and click Next. Ensure that Reverse Lookup Zone is selected and click Next. Ensure that Network ID is selected, type your network ID in the Network ID field, and click Next. Select Create a New File With This File Name and click Next. You should now configure the forward and reverse lookup zones for dynamic updating so that you do not get stuck creating all the records required for Active Directory yourself!
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.
Typically you or a DNS provider is in charge of Forward DNS.
In the case of Reverse DNS most likely your ISP supplying your IP information will have responsibility. ######## The number 2-6 are the last octect of 192.168.0. STEP 2 Enter the zone into your or as you would a regular zone.
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”.