JSI Tip 6396. How do I use the Dynamic DNS properties tab in Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)?

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This article describes the Dynamic DNS properties tab in Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).


To find this tab:
  1. Start the DHCP Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
  2. Right-click the DHCP icon, and then click Add Server.
  3. After the wizard starts and the first dialog box is displayed, click Next.
  4. Type the IP address of the server you want to manage, and then click Next.
  5. After the server is located and the wizard summary screen is displayed, click Finish.
  6. Click the plus sign (+) next to the server to expand the property tree.
  7. Right-click the server, and then click Properties.
  8. Click the Dynamic DNS tab.
The dialog box that is displayed contains the following options for handling client registrations:
  • The first option (Update According to Client Request) tells the DHCP server to only update the DNS server if the client requests an update.
  • The second option forces all clients to let the DHCP server update on behalf of the client, regardless of client settings.
Two additional options are displayed in this dialog box:
  • Discard Forward Lookups When Leases Expire
    Instructs the DHCP server to send a registration remove request to the Dynamic DNS server when the DHCP client's lease is expired.
  • Do Updates of Non-Dynamic DNS Clients
    Is important to use in the situation of clients that are not Dynamic DNS aware (for example, any Microsoft operating system prior to Windows 2000).

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