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Old 05-04-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default Keep losing DNS Suffix entry in WinXP

I have a DNS suffix configured in Advanced TCP/IP Settings on my laptop at work. Each night I go home and connect back into my employer's network via VPN from my wireless home network. When I reboot my laptop at work the next morning I find my DNS Suffix entries gone. This happens every time I log into my employer's network after using the laptop at home.

Anyone know why this would happen and how to stop it? Is there a Windows XP bug fix?

This is Windows XP Service Pack 2.

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Old 05-04-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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Default Keep losing DNS Suffix entry in WinXP

By the way, the exact setting I'm referring to is:
Network Connections --> Local Area Connection 4 --> Properties --> TCP/IP Properties --> Advanced --> DNS --> Append these DNS suffixes (in order):

Each morning after working from home the night before I have to re-add my DNS suffixes here. They disappear for some reason.

Another tidbit - I use a wireless connection at home and wired Ethernet at work.
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:24 PM   #3
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Default Keep losing DNS Suffix entry in WinXP

Are you on a domain? Sounds like your employers group policy is overriding this setting.

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Default Keep losing DNS Suffix entry in WinXP

Yeah, at work I'm on a domain. So maybe that's it. BUt, it wouldn't make sense that they would remove their own domain suffix from my configuration.
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Old 05-05-2007, 11:59 AM   #5
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Default Keep losing DNS Suffix entry in WinXP

Quote:
Originally posted by: Icepick
Yeah, at work I'm on a domain. So maybe that's it. BUt, it wouldn't make sense that they would remove their own domain suffix from my configuration.
They have it set up the way they want it, and would like to keep it that way.
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:57 PM   #6
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Yeah, at work I'm on a domain. So maybe that's it. BUt, it wouldn't make sense that they would remove their own domain suffix from my configuration.
Yes it would, it makes perfect sense (it can be a security issue not to). Are you on a home router, can you just dhcp and get a temp domain suffix that way while home?
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