Dns is not updating from dhcp server

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Hi, My parents Windows 7 PC has suddenly stopped being able to connect to the Internet.

Using the "Diagnose problem" feature in the Manage Network Interfaces panel results in a message claiming that it cannot reach the DNS server and that the connection needs to be reset. It is connected to a DSL router via an ethernet cable.

On early computer networks a simple text file called a hosts file was created that mapped host names to IP addresses.

This enabled people to refer to other computers by the name, and their computer translated that name to an IP address when it needed to communicate with it. It comes with all Windows machines The location for the hosts file is normally C\windows\system32\drivers\etc As network sizes increased the hosts file approach became impractical due to the fact that: The hosts file is simply a list of names and IP addresses with no structure making it difficult to scale to a large number of machines.

Workstation clients were registering directly to DNS, but not updating (they got stale and thus useless). I am also admin for all DNS servers (& all Windows devices in the enterprise): you have no restrictions! If the DHCP server appears not to have permission to update DNS, how can I give it permission? I don't want clients (workstations) to update DNS anymore: I want only DHCP to do it.

Additionally, the DHCPSrvr log showed the "DNS updated sucessfully" status message for each record. This service account should also be a member of the dnsupdateproxy(?

The solution is to place the machines into administrative areas known as domains, and arrange the domains in a hierarchy.

This takes the form of a tree like structure that resembles the file system structure found on computers.

All devices (computers etc) that are connected to the Internet, your own network, or company network are identified by an IP address; which is a number.

To make it easy for people to remember names (host names) are used to identify individual computers on a network.

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