I would like to know why my secondary DNS is not showing in IPCONFIG on clients. I have made sure it is set in Scope option in DNS.


A few options:

  1. You're on a computer where the DNS is set manually while the IP address is set through DHCP. Check this first
  2. You haven't renewed your IP address. Run ipconfig /renew
  3. You've got a rogue DHCP server. Run ipconfig /all and make sure the value for DHCP server is what you expect it to be.
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  • It only refers to DHCPv6 IAID. DHCP enabled, but doesnt list a DHCP server...for standard v4 DHCP – Seth Feb 22 '11 at 15:22
  • @Seth - Then you've got a static IP address set on that workstation. You can easily change that at command line by running 'netsh int ip reset c:\ipreset.log' or you can navigate the GUI to find it. – Jason Berg Feb 22 '11 at 15:33
  • derr thanks Jason. I need a slice of "slow down" pie – Seth Feb 22 '11 at 21:01

The second DNS server is not going to show up until the DHCP clients renew their ip address leases. Run ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew on one of the clients and see if it picks up the second DNS server.

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  • I am verifying this with my workstation, only one DNS server listed. – Seth Feb 22 '11 at 15:23
  • @Seth - Then it's not configured correctly. – MDMarra Feb 22 '11 at 15:33

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