DHCP/DNS entries with the name HPSystem.mydomain.com
Posted on 2008-10-07
I've noticed that our DHCP (Windows 2003) server has started to fill up with leases for system name HPsystem.mydomain.com for our HP 7800 systems. After doing some research I have found that the root of whats happening is that by default, HP puts HPSystem as the default ME hostname and after the POST AMT requests an IP address but gives the HPSystem name. The OS will grab the same IP address the ME picked up and will register its hostname in DNS (essentially overwriting the HPSystem DNS registration with the OS hostname).
What I am looking for is a way to keep this from happening without having to reboot the machine or use the command "ipconfig /registerdns" so that remote tools or whatever needs to be done accross the network can be done with ease because it will have the correct DNS entry.