DHCP Logging Events for DNS Registrations

Applies To: Windows Server 2016

DHCP server event logs now provide detailed information about DNS registration failures.

Note

In many cases, the reason for DNS record registration failures by DHCP servers is that a DNS Reverse-Lookup Zone is either configured incorrectly or not configured at all.

The following new DHCP events assist you to easily identify when DNS registrations are failing because of a misconfigured or missing DNS Reverse-Lookup Zone.

ID Event Value
20317 DHCPv4.ForwardRecordDNSFailure Forward record registration for IPv4 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3. This is likely to be because the forward lookup zone for this record does not exist on the DNS server.
20318 DHCPv4.ForwardRecordDNSTimeout Forward record registration for IPv4 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3.
20319 DHCPv4.PTRRecordDNSFailure PTR record registration for IPv4 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3. This is likely to be because the reverse lookup zone for this record does not exist on the DNS server.
20320 DHCPv4.PTRRecordDNSTimeout PTR record registration for IPv4 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3.
20321 DHCPv6.ForwardRecordDNSFailure Forward record registration for IPv6 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3. This is likely to be because the forward lookup zone for this record does not exist on the DNS server.
20322 DHCPv6.ForwardRecordDNSTimeout Forward record registration for IPv6 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3.
20323 DHCPv6.PTRRecordDNSFailure PTR record registration for IPv6 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3. This is likely to be because the reverse lookup zone for this record does not exist on the DNS server.
20324 DHCPv6.PTRRecordDNSTimeout PTR record registration for IPv6 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3.
20325 DHCPv4.ForwardRecordDNSError PTR record registration for IPv4 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3 (%4).
20326 DHCPv6.ForwardRecordDNSError Forward record registration for IPv6 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3 (%4)
20327 DHCPv6.PTRRecordDNSError PTR record registration for IPv6 address %1 and FQDN %2 failed with error %3 (%4).