Client Primary DNS Suffix after upgrade

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Brian O'Neil, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Brian O'Neil

    Brian O'Neil Guest

    I have an NT Domain environment where all of the client desktop's (Win2k Pro) have a primary DNS suffix of There is presently no domain in place.
    I want to perform an in-place upgrade of the Domain Controllers to 2003 AD.
    What will happen to the primary DNS suffix of the clients? Will it remain the same or will the AD client change it?
    Brian O'Neil, Jul 27, 2004
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  2. Hello,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    The DNS suffix on Windows 2K\Windows XP clients will be changed
    automatically after a reboot of the client.

    In addition, you can also modify it using Group Policy.

    1. Create a new group policy at domain level.
    2. Select Computer Configuration
    3. Expand Administrative Templates
    4. Expand System
    5. Expand DNS Client
    6. Enable "Primary DNS Suffix" and type your domain DNS name.

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
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    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 28, 2004
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