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I am looking for a script to use with group policy to set the Primary, Secondary, and Advance DNS settings DNS entry for all my servers with Static IP addresses.  I am getting ready to change some IP addresses of my DNS servers and did not want to do it manually on all servers.  Does anyone know of a script that will accomplish this?
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You can perform using NETSH command. Below is few example

You can write a simple batch file
eg at \\pcname xx:xx netsh ... or Using Run as

This changes the IP address and Default Gateway:
netsh int ip set address "local area connection" static {192.168.0.101} 255.255.255.0 {192.168.0.254} 1

This changes DNS:
netsh int ip set dns "local area connection" static {192.168.0.254} primary
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You will want to change the values between the curly braces, but do not use the curly braces when you run the command.
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To change the interface back to DHCP (get IP automatically) use this command:
netsh int ip set address "local area connection" dhcp

DNS:
netsh int ip set dns "local area connection" dhcp
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by:Serenea Carpenter
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That will work if i can make some changes to the DNS one.  I dont want to run this on every server individually.  That would defeat the purpose of having a script.  Can I use wildcards in the IP address?  Like 192.168.*.*?  Also I suppose for the secondary i would just add a second line to this that ends with secondary?  And I do have four entries i want to add so would would i end with for the two others i want to add in the DNS advance page?  Thanks for your help.
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