[Samba] adding Windows client reverse dns entries

Bob of Donelson Trophy bob at donelsontrophy.net
Mon Nov 7 14:15:50 UTC 2016

On 2016-11-07 08:07, Bob of Donelson Trophy via samba wrote:

> On 2016-11-07 03:06, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
>> 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.
> Rowland 
> Yesterday I discovered that I had a hardware issue that was not allowing
> one W10 machine to create it's PTR record. All other W10 client and one
> W7 client work fine. 
> Time for a machine retirement. Sometimes hardware dies . . slowly and
> painfully. 
> Thanks for everyone help and suggestions.
> -- 
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> Bob Wooden of Donelson Trophy

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My apologies to everyone for the confusion caused.


Bob Wooden of Donelson Trophy

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