DNS record registration for Windows servers

Bryce I 111 Reputation points

Hi all-
On my Windows 2016 domain I have numerous servers. They are all running Server 2016 or Server 2019. When I look at the DNS records on my 2016 AD/DNS/DHCP server, some of the servers show a dynamic registration and some show a static registration. Keep in mind, I did NOT manually build any of the static records. Does Windows have some mechanism for the automatic creation of "Static" records?

The checkbox for "Register this connection's addresses in DNS is on the default (checked) for ALL servers.

Thanks much.

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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. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    Yes, it is automatic even for static addresses, and if you allow the client to automatically create this record then it becomes the owner of the object and if for some reason the address on client should change it will be able to update the record.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,331 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    This should be registered as dynamic in your servers. You can check the below article to see if this helps you.

    The host's A record is registered in DNS after you choose not to register the connection's address

    You won't have to update your DNS records manually each time your IP address changes. Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is a service that automatically checks for updated IP addresses for a website, server, or application.


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