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What options do I have, if any, to update an AD DNS server with new records as part of a deployment of a Linux server? Previously I was able to update a BIND server really very simply with some shared keys and it worked great, but now I'm faced with having to do this against AD. All roads I've gone down so far appear to require kerberos authentication from the client in the domain via samba, which is not applicable here as I'm doing this before the client exists in any form. Any pointers appreciated.

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possible duplicate of Linux DNS Client Update Tool –  Zoredache Apr 19 '11 at 16:28

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If the Linux server is a DHCP client form a MS DHCP server, then DHCP can update DNS for the client. This article seems to describe the configuration changes needed to do this.

\\Greg

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No that's not it. I need to add DNS entries before the virtual machine exists. I need to get the IP to add to an ISC dhcpd sever managed through cobbler. –  Chris Phillips Apr 22 '11 at 11:22

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