Configure DNS Dynamic Update Credentials

Updated: October 7, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to configure DNS dynamic update credentials.

Membership in the Administrators or DHCP Administrators group is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. Open the DHCP console.

  2. In the console tree, right-click IPv4 and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Credentials.

    The DNS dynamic update credentials dialog box appears.

  4. In DNS dynamic update credentials, type the information required to provide credentials that will determine DNS record ownership, and then click OK.

If the supplied credentials belong to an object (such as a computer) that is a member of the DnsUpdateProxy security group, the next object to register the same name record in DNS will become the record owner.

If you specified the credentials (user name, domain, and password) that the DHCP server uses when registering DHCP client computers in DNS, these credentials are not backed up with either synchronous or asynchronous backup. After a DHCP database is restored, new credentials must be configured.

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