DNS Search Suffix list in SBS 2008

Posted on 2009-07-15
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have installed a mew SBS 2008 server for a client and need to add additional DNS suffixs to the DHCP scope, but can't see anywhere to add it.  Any guidance would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Question by:jamesit
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MattShadbolt earned 500 total points
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have a funny feeling you need to set this in the group policy - not DHCP.. could be wrong tho

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ID: 24867130
Thanks.  Any clues as to where in the GP?

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MattShadbolt earned 500 total points
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ah from memory
Computer > admin templates > network > DNS?
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ID: 24867248
Wow, they've made it quite complex in 2008, there's the "Group Policy Management", "Local Security Policy" & "Network Policy Server"

I trawled through each one but couldn't find and dns objects. Are you able to provide more specifc info?

Author Comment

ID: 24867389
OK, I think I may have found it...

Group Policy Mgnt > Forest: domain.local > Domains > domain.local > My Business > Computers > SBS Computers > Windows SBS Client Policy.  On the right hand side, under "Administrative Templates" right-click on "Network/Network Connections/Windows Firewall/Domain Profile" and click edit.  This opens the editor and I drilled down... Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates: Policy definitions > Network > DNS Client.  The on the right hand side is "DNS Suffix Search List".

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ID: 24867497
Yep, that sounds about right. Your right tho, 08 seems more complicated - it's more because there's a bunch of new policies.. Mostly for vista

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