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Windows 8 Losing Static DNS settings on Reboot

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I am running Windows 8 Pro (upgrade from Windows 7 Pro).  I have a static IP4 address and static IP4 DNS settings.  For some reason, generally after a reboot, the computer loses the static DNS settings and I have to go into the adapter properties and re-enter them.  Any ideas as to the cause and solution?
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by:John Hurst
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Try resetting TCP/IP. See the attached article.

http://www.geeksinphoenix.com/blog/post/2009/08/16/How-to-reset-Internet-Protocol-(TCPIP)-in-Windows-7.aspx

It is supposed to work in Windows 8 as well as Windows 7. I have not had any issues with my WIndows 8 Pro machine so I have not reset TCP/IP. However I am using DHCP.

Are you able to use DHCP?  Workstations generally work best this way anyway.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:McKnife
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First try to find out what process is changing them. The static IP is saved to the registry. Audit access to that branch to see what process does that change. It's
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces                            \<Interface GUID ex: {1BBA2BE4-D734-47DF-AEDC-6167F60E278D}>
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by:sdhonea
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Is there an easy way to audit the registry change?
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There is just one way: See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=324739
You don't need a domain, you can use the local gpedit.msc to setup the policy.
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by:sdhonea
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I was able to set up the auditing, but I didn't see any process change the settings.  I will monitor and see if the problem recurs.  Thank you.
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by:McKnife
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You didn't see any process do it...that means, it has reoccurred?
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by:sdhonea
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No, it hasn't happened again...yet.  I still have auditing going, so if it happens, I should catch it.
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by:McKnife
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Alright, keep posting.
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by:John Hurst
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Alright, keep posting.

Why?? The question is closed and the problem was solved. ... Thinkpads_User
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