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Automatic DNS assignment on a VPN client

How can I force a DNS entry in a VPN client WITHOUT having to edit the local “host file” and “manually put a "DNS IP” in the VPN client connection?
Or how does the VPN server assign a DNS to a client once connected?
Reason being that once a client is connected it dosent get the DSN entry from the VPN server automaticly. The VPN is propertly configured and has a propper DNS
Thank you
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
That depends..  what are you using as a VPN concentrator?
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carl_legereCommented:
agreed.  Do you have control over what IP address the vpn client gets from the connection via auto-assignment?
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Based on your other post, I am assuming you are using a CheckPoint client/VPN router. If so you should be able to configure DNS within the Checkpoint router for the clients. The Windows DHCP server will not pass on DNS entries to VPN clients as a rule.
A couple of other thoughts:
-You can also manually add the remote DNS server to your local DNS servers in your network card's TCP/IP configuration
-Test if you can connect with the full computer and domain name as  \\ComputerName.domain.local  If so, add the suffix DomainName.local to the DNS configuration of the virtual private adapter/connection [ right click virtual adapter | properties | TCP/IP properties | Advanced | DNS | "Append these DNS suffixes (in order)" | Add ]
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CareConnectAuthor Commented:
Yes did did the trick... how ever by curriosity why on some computer when i put manualy a IP as DNS it will not work but if I put the suffix DomainName.local will work?
Thank you

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
It is a little bizarre and inconsistent in my opinion, but one reason is you shouldn't need to add the suffix if the computer is a member of the domain. Are they members? if so, when set up was the full DNS name used or just the NetBIOS name ( DomainName.local  vs. DomainName). Might also need to add if NetBIOS name was used.
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CareConnectAuthor Commented:
I figured it out with your help I put a "domain.org" and append the suffixe in all the client side and the DNS registered.

Thank you
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Glad you were able to get it working CareConnect.
Thanks,
--Rob
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carl_legereCommented:
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Car, no experience with them, but did what I could.
If ever you want to get a hold of me there is an e-mail address on my profile.
Cheers,
--Rob
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