[Samba] Dynamic DNS updates from Windows 10 workstations

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Thu Apr 8 09:50:38 UTC 2021

On 2021-04-08 09:34, cn--- via samba wrote:
> Am 07.04.21 um 21:34 schrieb Peter Milesson via samba:
>> Hi Rowland,
>> Thanks for your advice. The timestamp is really from 2019 almost 
>> exactly 2 years old. There are just a few very basic GPOs applied. 
>> The other workstations use the same GPOs. Some of the workstations 
>> update the data correctly, and a few not. The dnsmasq DHCP server 
>> which I use, is not able to handle any DNS updates, so that task is 
>> up to the Windows workstations.
>> I will try to unjoin the offending workstations from the domain and 
>> join them again. If that does not help, I can always try to make 
>> clean installations of Windows. The offending workstations are mostly 
>> older (except one), originally upgraded from Windows 7, previously 
>> used in a Samba NT4 domain. I don't know if it's a long shot, but may 
>> really be the underlying cause.
> If the entries are old I would delete them first. If they where 
> created before a rejoin of the computer the entries belong to the old 
> computer account and can not be changed by the newly joined machine. 
> As you said it is mostly older computers that have that problem this 
> could be a problem.
> Regards
> Christian
Hi Christian,

See my previous answer to Louis. I'm going to delete the manually, if 
scavenging does not help. Otherwise it will be a rejoin to the domain.

Thanks for your input.

Best regards,


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