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How to disable Automatic Private IP Addressing in Group Policy?

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How does one disable Automatic Private IP Addressing using Windows Server 2003 Group Policy for Windows XP DHCP clients?

I've scoured the group policy settings but I can't find it.
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You can script the registry edit given here, using reg add /f:
http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/ArticleID/39420/39420.html?Ad=1
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Thank you, but I'm afraid I need to do it by Group Policy, is there not already an option in the default templates?
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Essentially - under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters, using a reg_dword with the name IPAutoconfigurationEnabled, set the data value to 0*0.

reg add \HKLM\system\currentcontrolsetServices\Tcpip\Parameters /v IPAutoconfigurationEnabled /t reg_dword /d 0*0 /f
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No - there is no entry for Apipa.
You would need to create an msi for this - or like I suggested, a logon or logoff script.
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bsharath - if you had read the article I gave - this information was already provided.
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by:KCTS
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This is not supported in group policy but can be done with a registry fix - see
http://www.petri.co.il/disable_apipa_in_windows_2000_xp_2003.htm

There used to be a nice tool called the Desktop Standard Registry Extention that allows you to create a group polict to apply such things with a GPO but I see the site is now marked as "acquired by microsoft" and its no longer available  
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thank you for the quick response, not the answer I was hoping for but a good response nonetheless.
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Ya it was a refresh time.
Before i could search and paste your answers are pasted.sorry :-)
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Hey, I realize this is already close, but you can do this if you create a custom ADM file for it.
See this: http://www.petri.co.il/adding_new_administrative_templates_to_gpo.htm

Here's the ADM:

CLASS MACHINE

CATEGORY !!Network
CATEGORY !!APIPA

 POLICY !!IPAutoconfiguration
    KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters"
    EXPLAIN !!IPAutoconfiguration_Explain
    VALUENAME "IPAutoconfigurationEnabled"
    VALUEON NUMERIC 1
    VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
   
 END POLICY

END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

[strings]
IPAutoconfiguration="Automatic Private IP Addressing"
IPAutoconfiguration_Explain= "When enabled, allows computer to use APIPA to obtain IP address without DHCP"
APIPA="APIPA"
Network="Network"
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