Which Service Is Responsible To Register A and PTR Records In DNS?

by [Published on 22 Dec. 2010 / Last Updated on 31 Oct. 2009]

This article explains the service which is responsible to register DNS Records on behalf of client computers. This tip applies to Windows 7 also.

Every computer on the network has to register the DNS Records in the DNS Server so that a computer can be accessed by name also. The DNS Query will always go to DNS Server for resolving Name to IP and vice-versa.

The following services are responsible to register (A) Host Record and PTR Records when the client computers start:

DHCP Client Service

A computer running Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 use DHCP client service to register Host and PTR Records in the DNS Server.

DNS Client Service

A computer running Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 always use DNS Client service to register Host and PTR Records in the DNS Server. Computers running these version of windows do not use DHCP Client Service.



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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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