Configure the forward and reverse lookup zones for dynamic updating

26 Apr

After giving the Zone Type you must provide the Zone Name.

Zone Name is not the name of the DNS Server, it specifies the portion of the DNS namespace for which the Server is authoritative.

Without it, computers would have a very tough time communicating with each other.

However, most Windows administrators still rely on the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) for name resolution on local area networks and some have little or no experience with DNS. We'll explain how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 DNS server.

XX#53 Non-authoritative answer: name = Reverse DNS is setup by configuring PTR records (Pointer Records) on your DNS server.

Typically you or a DNS provider is in charge of Forward DNS.

In order to do so, I need to be able to facilitate updating DNS records from clients that do and do not support dynamic DNS record registration.

If there are missing entries, you likely have your DHCP missing one of two settings: This is required if you have DHCP installed on a Domain Controller.

The IPv4-only script and setup information is available from ISC DHCPd: Dynamic DNS updates against secure Microsoft DNS There is an alternative script that supports IPv4 and IPv6, but using the same premise as the above script is available at

The basic crux of the issue is that MS DNS uses Kerberos for authentication to update DNS records, while ISC DHCP, out of the box, supports TSIG [for BIND].

Here you must select the first option, which is Primary Zone.

As many of you are probably aware, the Domain Name System (DNS) is now the name resolution system of choice in Windows.