Trouble Removing Static DNS Entries

Jon McKeever 21 Reputation points


I have an older AD environment that is absolutely full of Static DNS records that I need to either make dynamic or delete. I'm going into the records I want altered and clicking the box to say "Delete This Record if it becomes stale". I then hit apply. I see the timestamp box get populated, and hit OK. The list however, still lists this server as Static. I go back into the properties of the record and see the box is still checked and the timestamp is still present. I then go back to the list and refresh. The entry still shows as static, and when I then go to the properties of the record, the timestamp and checkmark are gone. I've done this normally, and from a "Run as Administrator" DNS console.

Does anyone have an idea why it is not respecting my setting changes? I've heard about doing the /ageallrecords (or whatever) prompt, but I have valid static entries that need to be preserved and cannot use that nuclear option.

OS : Server 2012 R2
Domain Functional Level : Server 2008 R2
This server holds all FSMO roles, and is one of two writable DCs, with 4 more read only DCs.

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Windows: A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). A communications protocol that lets network administrators manage centrally and automate the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in an organization's network.
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  1. Anonymous

    Should be able to just right-click and Delete them.

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