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How to have windows 7 machines update simple dns plus with their ip addresses
Question asked by Rob Philip - May 16, 2014 at 11:25 PM
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I am sure I'm missing something fundamental. I have Simple DNS Plus set up as the local DNS server for my network. Works fine for everything out in the world.
 
Now I want to have my W7 machines update SDP with their IP addresses when they get them from a DHCP request.
 
The documentation speaks of allowing this by allowing dynamic updates for a "zone". This is where things fall down for me.
 
I can create a zone, let's say "bob" and allow dynamic updates, but the windows machines still don't seem to update.
 
I'm guessing I'm somehow missing a step of connecting zone "bob" with the updates coming from W7..
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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JH Software Replied
May 19, 2014 at 6:12 AM
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The easiest way to automatically get DNS records for your local computers/devices, is to use the DHCP server plug-in that comes with Simple DNS Plus.
Then, any DHCP client will automatically have a DNS A-record for the machine name + the domain name configured in the DHCP plug-in.
 
You can also use the option in Windows network setting to "register this connection in DNS".
Then you need to correctly setup a DNS zone (like "example.intranet") and configure this to allow dynamic DNS updates (see Zone Properties dialog / Dynamic updates tab).
And you need to make sure that all your client devices are configured with the same DNS suffix (same name as the DNS zones).
 

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