I try to make a stand alone DNS and DHCP server without a domain controller. I have Client settings

I have on the zone dk. enabled "Nonsecure and secure"

Settings for DNS : enter image description here

For DHCP I have checked "Enable DNS dynamic update according to the settings below"

So why is the DNS not updated with my client?

  • I see you are using VirtualBox, so you probably have your server in a virtual environment. Do you have the network set as bridged? otherwise, its not going to work because the VM is shielded from the rest of the network. – LPChip Nov 2 '18 at 14:21
  • I use host-only network and I don't see why I need a network to the internet, I mean the zone is local and controlled by me. So local clients, here the host itself, should be registered. – user2304458 Nov 2 '18 at 14:32
  • Now I got the reverse lookup zone to work but not the forward zone. Do I need the "." in the end? – user2304458 Nov 2 '18 at 16:05

I made it work by enabling "Always dynamically update DNS records" But that is strange I thought "Dynamically update DNS records only if requested by the DHCP clients"
would be sufficient. My client is a Windows 10 What makes a client request for DNS update.

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