[Samba] Dynamic DNS Updates

Nick Semenkovich semenko at alum.mit.edu
Wed May 15 14:50:06 MDT 2013

I think this depends on whether "Register this connection's address in DNS"
is checked.

See the screenshot at:

On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Chris Rowson
<christopherrowson at gmail.com>wrote:

> Having reconfigured Samba4 to use BIND as a DNS server to get dynamic DNS
> updates working, I'm still working to understand the system.
> The Windows client I'm testing only seems up update DNS if I run ipconfig
> /registerdns. It doesn't update DNS at startup or IP change OOTB. Is it
> expected that Windows clients run a startup script running ipconfig
> /registerdns or have dynamic updates enforced in Group Policy?
> Additionally, timestamps against dynamically updated DNS A records always
> read as today's date 12:00:00 PM - the time never changes.
> Just checking whether or not these are expected behaviours,
> Thanks,
> Chris
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