Convert from Fixed IP to DHCP

Is there an easy way to covert a Windows NT Workstation from a Fixed IP address to use a
DHCP server without having to visit each machine?

I am looking at setting \HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_DHCP\0000\StatusFlag = 8
from
\HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_DHCP\0000\StatusFlag = 0

I am writing this using reg.exe from a .bat file.

I will execute the .bat file using sysinternal psexec.exe
and then call shutdown (for a reboot).

Will this work?

I know that quite a few registry setting get made once you move from a fixed to DHCP setting.

TIA
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JammyPakCommented:
from http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Content/69/01/9.html:

To enable the DHCP client service on a remote system, you can use the Select Computer option in Regedt32.exe to remotely change this registry entry. It tells Windows NT to configure the first IP interface on the machine using DHCP.

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\<adapter name>\ Parameters\Tcpip
Value Name: EnableDhcp
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1  

Me now:
Rather that use Regedt32 and connect to each PC as they suggest, I would probably use regini and do it from a login script.
Here is info on how to distribute registry changes automatically:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnw2kmag01/html/DistributingRegistryChanges.asp

HTH,
JP

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