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I have multiple _vlmcs entries in dns that are coming from 4 Windows 7 boxes. How do I get the workstations to stop creating these entries?
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this was answered in http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_28462563.html

The simple answer is install a client key on these machines
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It sounds like those workstations have had an incorrect product key entered, causing them to register themselves as KMS hosts in DNS (which they are not). If you have a KMS server in your environment, do what David Johnson says above: change the product keys on those workstations to the appropriate KMS client key.

If you don't have a KMS server, you need to obtain the correct product key for those systems and enter it. I'm not sure whether the _vlmcs records will be automatically removed from DNS when you change the key, but I suspect you'll need to manually delete them.
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