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Remote update DNS suffixes on domain member servers.

Hello,

I need to add additional DNS suffixes to some 100+ domain servers.  The domain servers include WIN2K, WIN2K3, WIN2K8.  Is it possible I can script that from one of the domain servers and update the other servers?

Thanks.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Here is an option to do this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275553

In Windows 2000 Server there is not a built-in function to do this but you can script this though
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Felix LevenSenior System and DatabaseadministratorCommented:
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nav2567Author Commented:
I follow this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275553 and do the following:  

Create a text file with the following two lines of text and save it as the Suffix.txt file.
The following spacing must be exactly as shown, where adatum.xxx signifies a domain suffix. Up to six domain suffixes may be specified. The search order is left to right.

\Registry\Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP\Parameters
SearchList="testadatum.com,test2adatum.net,test3adatum.gov"
Copy the Regini.exe and Suffix.txt files to the preceding location and run the regini.exe suffix.txt command.

When the script has updated the registry, you must restart the computer for the settings to be updated.

To run the script you must have administrator or system-level access to the computer.

....and regini.exe suffix.txt works on the local server.  How do I deliver this to the remote servers?  By the way, it there a way to avoid a reboot?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
No way to avoid reboot if you are using reg option.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2007/08/14/deploying-custom-registry-changes-through-group-policy.aspx

I would consider using GPO option for Windows 2003 Servers and above. Use Reg Key for 2000 Servers.
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nav2567Author Commented:
thanks.
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