JSI Tip 3155. Error message when you use the IPCONFIG /REGISTERDNS command?

When you try to register a computer's DNS records, using the IPCONFIG /REGISTERDNS command, you receive:

Error: The system cannot find the file specified.
: Refreshing DNS names

If you try netdiag /fix, you may receive:

LDAP unable to register SPN record for <FQDN>

If your DHCP Client service is NOT started, you will experience this problem.

To resolve the problem:

1. Administrative Tools / Services.

2. Scroll to the DHCP Client service and select it.

3. Right-click and press Properties.

4. Select the General tab.

5. In the Startup type box, select Automatic.

6. Press the Start button.

7. Press OK.

8. Close the Services snap-in.

The DHCP Client service is responsible for performing the dynamic update for the host record. If the computer has a static IP address, the DHCP Client service also updates the reverse lookup record. The DHCP Client service MUST run on any computer that performs dynamic updates.

See tip 2821 » Your Windows 2000 can't resolve a host name using DNS?

TAGS: Windows 8
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