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Apr
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answered Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server - can the name be changed to something different than the computer name?
Apr
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comment Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server - can the name be changed to something different than the computer name?
@JimB - the machine in question already has other things installed/running that don't handle machine renames well (like SQL Server). Since conceptually there's no reason the DNS server name needs to match, I'm hoping it's something that can be changed. It's only going to be serving specific zones, and it's not included in any of those zones. :)
Apr
17
comment Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server - can the name be changed to something different than the computer name?
@ShaneMadden - when I query WMI for the MicrosoftDNS_Server class, there's 1 instance (as you would expect) and it has a Name property that's the NetBIOS name. I can change it (using PowerShell or .NET) and do a Put() call, but it doesn't actually write it back, since requesting the instance again shows the old Name is still present. It does indeed show up in the generated SOA and NS records when a zone is added, so my current parallel effort is trying to modify (or deleted+recreate) those records that are created automatically in new zones.
Apr
17
asked Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server - can the name be changed to something different than the computer name?