The reverse lookup zone exists, and I can add entries to it manually, but it doesn't automatically populate.
Dynamic updates are enabled for both the forward and reverse zones. This could be due to a couple of different things: 1) Are your clients obtaining IPs via a Windows DHCP Server?
However, the Windows Server engineering team added some worthwhile enhancements, including DNS policies and Response Rate Limiting (RRL).
Read on to learn how to get a Windows Server 2016-based DNS server up and running.
To install the DNS Server role, we can open an elevated Windows Power Shell console (right-click the Power Shell icon and select Run as Administrator from the shortcut menu) and run a single command: Install-Windows Feature -Name DNS -Include All Sub Feature -Include Management Tools If you're more of a GUI-minded administrator, you can use Server Manager to install DNS Server.
Windows Server 2016 also includes the traditional and command-line tools as well.
Then check the Security tab on the Reverse Zone and make sure that group is authorized to create all child objects (DNS records) 2) If your statically-configured hosts are not updating the reverse zone, make sure their NICs are configured to register their IP in DNS (Windows hosts are enabled for this by default).If so, your DHCP server may not be configured to auto-register their IP with the DNS server.To check, right-click your DHCP scope and go to properties.Q: Does setting DNS dynamic update credentials on DHCP achieve the same result as adding a DHCP server to the Dns Update Proxy group?A: The short answer is no; however, it's important to step back and understand how DNS interacts with DHCP regarding dynamic updates, then look at what each of the two actions mentioned in the title actually does—namely, setting DNS dynamic update credentials on DHCP and adding a DHCP server to the Dns Update Proxy group.Dynamic DNS is a feature that allows hosts to register their records in DNS, thus removing the need for administrators to manually create records.In addition, Secure Dynamic Update can be required for zones that are Active Directory-integrated (and should be required, per best practices), which allows only members of the Authenticated Users group to register records.I try to register DNS on these computer using ipconfig /registerdns.I check DNS on the server about an hour later and there is still no record showing up.Domain Name System (DNS), defined in several Request for Comments (RFC) documents, performs a single task: translating user-friendly hostnames to IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.The DNS server in Windows Server 2016 works the same basic way as it does in Windows Server 2012 R2.