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JSI Tip 2428. How do I prevent a domain controller from dynamically registering DNS names?.

The Netlogon service on a DC registers dynamic DNS records to advertise AD services.

The registration happens when Netlogon starts and every hour thereafter. If a DNS server doesn't support RFC 2136, dynamic updates may cause errors. If you manually enter the DNS records, use Regedt32 to turn off dynamic registration at:


On the Edit menu, Add Value name UseDynamicDns, as a type REG_DWORD. Set the data value to 0.

Delete the %systemroot%\System32\Config\netlogon.dnb file and restart the computer.

NOTE: Make sure you manually register the records in %SystemRoot%\system32\config\netlogon.dns. See the link to DNS Records Registered by Windows 2000 Domain Controllers in tip 2720.

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