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DHCP Settings for DNS Suffix

LotharGores
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Hi,

How do I setup my DHCP to add DNS Suffix'es to my "Append these DNS Suffix" in my dns settings of TCP/IP
or is there anything in AD to force those entries.

Manually TCP/IP setting works fine, but using DHCP does not seem to have that option?!?

Help is appretiated
Thanks
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What kind of DHCP server are you running?

If you are running DHCP from a home router, you can try adding the "domain name" to the router.  If you cannot do that on your router, then you don't have much of a choice.

If you are using Windows' DHCP, then go to your DHCP mmc, go to "scope Options", and add "DNS Domain Name" (typically option 15) and type in your suffix.

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Running MS DHCT (windows 2003 server), I can add "domain name" but i would need to add 5 entries into the "append these DNS suffix" of the w2k client
try adding "suffix1; suffix2; suffix3; suffix4; suffix5"

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Sorry above did not work - there seems to be no Solution to this!

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I ran a reg search on a bogus domain that I added on a W2K3 machine and found the domain in the following locations:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\SearchList  suffix1,suffix2,suffix3
and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\SearchList  suffix1,suffix2,suffix3

You could try importing the values into each workstation via a script.  This is how I am doing it.  I could not find options within the DHCP scope that would add the extra suffix.

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Yes did that as a temporary solution 2 weeks ago, but this required a vistit to all PC's (1.300 or so) - so this was quite a bit of work!

- still search for a automated solution.

thanks anyway swincp.
LotharGores-  Here's your solution:  https://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20654099.html
DHCP/2000 server/proffessional does not support multiple suffixes..
hope it helps

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Looks good to me, just do not understand how to apply this - can you help - I am increasing the Points!!
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Commented:
I have found this very usefull util:

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/1711.html

Nice GUI interface with Registry integration!!

Thanks again
works for windows too??

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Yes this is a windows Tool!
cool thanks for the info and of course my first point...
Cheers
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