Windows Server 2019 DC reboot changes DNS IP address of another DC and replicates it across servers.

Dave Stubbs 1 Reputation point

I'm struggling to find the cause of this problem, or even an error in the logs to point me at where to start as most errors derive from the result, not the cause.

I've had a single server for some time called CRONUS, IP and as part of an upgrade I've added a second server CRONUS2 with IP

I've added CRONUS2 to the same domain, forest etc and transferred all roles to CRONUS2 with a view to eventually shutting down CRONUS.

But whenever I reboot CRONUS2 it updates the DNS entry of CRONUS (CRONUS2 IP address) causing all of the replication to fail, etc. etc. as you'd expect.

I can't figure out why the CRONUS2 machine should be updating the IP address of CRONUS when it boots. I know it should do its own, but what would make it change the IP address of another host name?

CRONUS still runs and is using IP on its adaptor, and none of the adaptors have multiple IP addresses.

I tried changing the IP of CRONUS2 to and rebooting and it did exactly the same but using that IP address instead.

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  1. Dave Patrick 342.1K Reputation points MVP

    Please run;

    Dcdiag /v /c /d /e /s:%computername% >C:\dcdiag.log
    repadmin /showrepl >C:\repl.txt
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc1.txt
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc2.txt

    then put unzipped text files up on OneDrive and share a link.

  2. Fan Fan 15,186 Reputation points

    Welcome to share here!
    Did you assign the static IP address manually? Or By the DHCP server?

  3. Dave Patrick 342.1K Reputation points MVP

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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