I have a mixed mac & windows domain. I run LDAP & DHCP from the mac server, and use the windows server for DNS (standard, no active directory) Mac server is OS X 10.4.8, Windows is 2003 server. All computers are joined to the ldap directory. Mac clients are 10.4.8. The issue is that while windows clients show up in DNS, Mac clients do not get a record.Evidently, they don't self register upon recieving an ip address while the windows clients do. I'd like the mac clients to self register, or to have the mac server register them in DNS. Do I need to have the Mac server host DNS, or is their a setting I can make on the clients or servers to do this? Thanks for any suggestions.
The Windows DHCP can register both A and P records for its clients.
However because MAC clients will not send option 61 in DHCP your dns wont update for squat, this it what I do;
#1 Ensure your apple clients have no spaces in their hostnames. #2 Under directory services (on the mac clients) enable WINS and bind it to one of your wins servers. #3 Enable wins foreward and reverse lookup on your dns servers