[Samba] adding Windows client reverse dns entries

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Nov 7 09:06:44 UTC 2016

On Mon, 7 Nov 2016 09:51:50 +0100
"L.P.H. van Belle via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> >> I thought the W clients (both W7 and W10) reverse dns PTR records 
> >> where added by the ADDC automatically.
> >>
> Yes, correct if your setup is correct then yes this works. 
> With a default windows install and with a few GPO changes.
> > Early samba4 versions does not support (or have a buggy support)
> > for auto->register PTR recors, as far i remember. 
> I use windows to let it register and update its own record. 
> My setup. 
> Samba 4.4.5, win7 64b/win10 64b. 
> Static and dhcp ips. ( dhcp is not linked to the samba DC ) 
> I did set in the gpo, in network/DNS client.  ( computer policy )
> The connections specific DNS suffix. 
> Enable dynamic update. 
> Primay DNS suffic 
> Register PTR. 
> Greetz, 
> Louis

It is the last one 'Register PTR' that is updating your PTR records, it
is analogous to ticking the 'Use this connection's DNS suffix in DNS
registration' box in a machines 'Advanced TCP/IP Settings.

Out of the box, windows machines do not update their reverse records.


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