By default, Windows Server 2003-based, Windows 2000-based, and Windows XP-based DHCP clients are configured to request that the client register the A resource record and that the server register the PTR resource record. By default, the name that is used in the DNS registration is a concatenation of the computer name and the primary DNS suffix. To change this default name, open the TCP/IP properties of your network connection.

To change the dynamic update defaults on the dynamic update client, follow these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
  3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click Properties, and then click Advanced.
  4. Click DNS.

    By default, Register this connection’s address in DNS is selected and Use this connection’s DNS suffix in DNS registration is not selected. This default configuration causes the client to request that the client register the A resource record and the server register the PTR resource record.

  5. Click to select the Use this connection’s DNS suffix in DNS registration check box.

    The client will then request that the server update the PTR record by using the FQDN. If the DHCP server is configured to register DNS records according to the client’s request, the client registers the following records:

    • The PTR record.
    • The A record that uses the name that is a concatenation of the computer name and the primary DNS suffix.
    • The A record that uses the name that is a concatenation of the computer name and the connection-specific DNS suffix.
  6. To configure the client to make no requests for DNS registration, click to clear the Register this connection’s address in DNS check box.

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