Limit DNS registration to 1 adapter on Windows Server 2008
Posted on 2009-07-09
I have a Windows 2008 DC that has 3 NICs in it. 1 is for normal DC traffic and needs to be registered in DNS. The other 2 are for admin and managment, and do not need to be registered in DNS, as they are on different networks. The normal DC traffic NIC is registering in DNS properly.
The problem is, on Windows Server 2008, it sees the DC's DNS service and puts the DNS server as 127.0.0.1 on the 2 management interfaces (automatically and cannot be removed other than through the registry), and then registers them in DNS along with the normal DC traffic one. This causes issues. I have been trying to turn off dynamic registration on these other 2 NICs, even tried adding "MaxNumberOfAddressesToRegister" registry entry to the Adapters GUID key, just to find out it is not supported anymore in Server 2008.
Any ideas how I can make these other 2 management adapters not register in DNS other than disable them or pull them out of the machine?