Would like to see about getting DHCP configured on a Cisco switch to auto-register the computers hostname with a MS DNS server.
Dont have a router there, only a 3750 tied in via a fiber link.
I have been looking at the Cisco docs for getting this to work but nothing yet.
Would appreciate any pointers on getting this to work.
Domain Name System (DNS) servers provide name resolution for network clients.
DNS maintains (among other things) information that links a computer's fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to its assigned IP address(es).
While DHCP provides a powerful mechanism for automatically configuring client IP addresses, until recently DHCP did not notify the DNS service to update the DNS records on the client; specifically, updating the client name to an IP address, and IP address to name mappings maintained by a DNS server.Without a way for DHCP to interact with DNS, the information maintained by DNS for a DHCP client may be incorrect.For example, a client may acquire its IP address from a DHCP server, but the DNS records would not reflect the IP address acquired nor provide a mapping from the new IP address to the computer name (FQDN).In Windows 2000, DHCP servers and clients can register with DNS to provide this update service if the DNS server supports DNS with dynamic updates.The Windows 2000 DNS service supports dynamic updates.For more information, see the chapter "Windows 2000 DNS" in this book A Windows 2000 DHCP server can register with a DNS server and update pointer (PTR) and address (A) resource records on behalf of its DHCP-enabled clients using the DNS dynamic update protocol.