Troubleshooting DNS Client Service

Frequently, when you are trying to troubleshoot DNS problems, you will want to start on the client that is experiencing the problem. If you don't find a problem on the client, then try troubleshooting the DNS Server service.

Try Reregistering the Client

If the problem has to do with a client not showing up in DNS, force the client to reregister itself in DNS by typing ipconfig /registerdns. This works only for dynamic updates. For clients with fixed IP addressing, you must create or update the A and PTR records.


Although Windows NT 4 computers have an IPCONFIG command, most of the features discussed here are available only on computers running Windows 2000 or later. In addition, on Windows 95, the related command ...

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