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Update non-Microsoft DNS Servers with Failover Engine Installed

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The DNS Update utility provided with Failover Engine only automatically updates Microsoft DNS Servers.


All FoE versions


The following procedure should be used to update non-Microsoft DNS servers:

Note: Prior to beginning this procedure, you must configure internal non-Microsoft DNS servers for dynamic updating.

  1. Log on to the Failover Engine Client.
  2. Click Application > Tasks.
  3. Create a Pre-Start task consisting of the following command:
  4. Confirm that Register this connection's address in DNS is selected for the Principal NICs.
  5. Using Regedit, modify the registry on the servers to change the default TTL for DNS registration, as follows:
    1. For Windows Server 2003:
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DefaultRegistrationTTL
      • Data type: REG_DWORD
      • Range: 0x0 - 0xFFFFFFFF seconds
        Note: It may be necessary to create the required entries in the Parameters section.
    2. For Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2:
      1. Click Start > Run, and then enter Gpedit.msc.
      2. Click Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > DNS Client.
      3. Double-click TTL Set in the A and PTR records.
      4. Select Enabled, and then update the Seconds: field with the value you want.
      5. Click OK.
      6. Click Start > Run, and then enter the following:
        Gpupdate /force
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