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VPN host name instead of FQDN

We have several workstations that aren't joined to the domain, connect to the company via PPTP VPN.  The issue is that they have to type the FQDN to access network resources.

I understand that I append the DNS suffix to any request from the client side, but is there anyway to resolve this from the server side.  I have also run across the option of using WINS, but that is not a route we want to go.  

Is there anyway to append the DNS suffix to request coming from a computer not joined to the domain?

Servers are Windows 2003 and workstations are XP.
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arnoldCommented:
You have to as part of the PPTP establishment push the DNS and the search domains (if you use DHCP for the VPN IPs, look at the scope options option 015).  This way when the remote side only has a hostname in the request the local system resolver will append the domain to the hostname.
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Arnold,

I tried your solution in DHCP and it still didnt work.  I finally broke down and created a CMAK connection that appends the DNS suffiix.  It wasnt the route I wanted to go, but that is the road I ended up going.  I appreciate your help.  I am awarding you full points for your effort.  Thanks.
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