DNS suffix search list overwritten on VPN reconnect
Posted on 2009-04-24
I have several users who use Cisco Systems VPN client to connect to our network from home. I need them to have a DNS suffix search list with numerous entries in order for them to be able to access all of our intranet pages after they connect. On most computers, I can specify this information at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters] and the machine will use that information for the search list from that point on (at least after an ipconfig /renew or a restart).
The problem I am having is that one some machines running Windows 2000 (but not on others) when I disconnect/reconnect from the VPN the entries that I specified at the location above are overwritten with an incomplete list. I cannot figure out where the incomplete list is being taken from. Can anyone give me help on where the incorrect information might be coming from? I cannot find any plausible registry entries where the information could be stored. Thanks.