Reverse Zones Not Replication


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dave Admin

My network is three sites, each with a DC that is the DNS server. Servers
are 2003, SP1. The first server set up is the FSMO and I have a Reverse
Lookup zone for all sites, 192.168.151.0, 192.168.189.0, and 192.168.160.0.
Neither of the other two DNS servers have these Reverse Lookup Zones, they
only have :

0.in-addr.arpa
127.in-arpa.arpa
255.in-addr.arpa

DNS is setup as Active Directory Integrated and changes to DNS get
replicated, all three are in sync with the SOA ID number. Am I supposed
to setup the Reverse Lookup Zones manually?? Could this have anything to do
with a dynamic update problem I am having in one of those sites, the other
site is small and does not use DHCP, which is where dynamic updates work. I
have no errors in the DNS Event Viewer.

dave Admin
 
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Herb Martin

dave Admin said:
My network is three sites, each with a DC that is the DNS server. Servers
are 2003, SP1. The first server set up is the FSMO and I have a Reverse
Lookup zone for all sites, 192.168.151.0, 192.168.189.0, and
192.168.160.0. Neither of the other two DNS servers have these Reverse
Lookup Zones, they only have :

Then there is nowhere to replicate. You must setup the secondary
(reverse) zones if you wish them to replicate.
0.in-addr.arpa
127.in-arpa.arpa
255.in-addr.arpa

DNS is setup as Active Directory Integrated and changes to DNS get
replicated, all three are in sync with the SOA ID number. Am I supposed
to setup the Reverse Lookup Zones manually??
Yes.

Could this have anything to do with a dynamic update problem I am having
in one of those sites,

Well, sure -- if the local DNS server doesn't have the zone and
doesn't have someway to find and refer the registrant to the zone
DNS server then it cannot possible (find and) register there.
the other site is small and does not use DHCP, which is where dynamic
updates work. I have no errors in the DNS Event Viewer.

Clients will need to register for themselves if you don't use
DHCP for that.
 
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Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]

dave said:
My network is three sites, each with a DC that is the DNS server.
Servers are 2003, SP1. The first server set up is the FSMO and I have
a Reverse Lookup zone for all sites, 192.168.151.0, 192.168.189.0,
and 192.168.160.0. Neither of the other two DNS servers have these
Reverse Lookup Zones, they only have :

0.in-addr.arpa
127.in-arpa.arpa
255.in-addr.arpa

DNS is setup as Active Directory Integrated and changes to DNS get
replicated, all three are in sync with the SOA ID number. Am I
supposed to setup the Reverse Lookup Zones manually??

You should not have to, have you physically looked at the reverse lookup
zone properties and verified the are AD integrated?
Are all DCs in the same domain?
If not change the replication scope so the zone will replicate to the other
domains.
Replication scope is on the zone properties sheet general tab.
 

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