DNS - No Primary Suffix (necessary)

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  1. CB

    CB Guest

    Hello,
    Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    I'm doing an in-place upgrade this weekend (NT4 > 2003).

    I've got a number of XP/Win2K clients that do not have a specified
    "PRIMARY DNS SUFFIX" .... only the CONNECTION SPECIFIC DNS SUFFIX
    provided by DHCP. In other words, when the tech built the machine, he
    didn't add the suffix in the FULL COMPUTER NAME field.

    I've verified on my Win2K DNS server that these hosts are not
    registering in DNS (they are however listed in the DHCP lease
    database).

    Question
    Is this going to cause authentication/login problems on those
    machines?

    Thanks!
    CB
     
    CB, Apr 15, 2004
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  2. CB

    Alex Zhang Guest

    Hello CB,

    Thank you for posting here.

    You should make sure all the computers have pointed to the Windows 2000 DNS
    Server. In addition, you can try to remove a client from the domain and
    then rejoin to domain.

    However, based on my research, there are no problems in this scenario. If
    you did not find other issues, you could use your computers normally.

    For more information you may browse the following web sites:

    Domain Controller's Domain Name System Suffix Does Not Match Domain Name
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;257623

    HOW TO: Configure DNS Dynamic Update in Windows 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=816592#4

    I hope this information proves helpful to you.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me
    know. I am happy to be of assistance.

    Thanks and regards,

    Alex Zhang
    Microsoft Partner Online Support
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    | Hello,
    | Thanks in advance for your assistance.
    |
    | I'm doing an in-place upgrade this weekend (NT4 > 2003).
    |
    | I've got a number of XP/Win2K clients that do not have a specified
    | "PRIMARY DNS SUFFIX" .... only the CONNECTION SPECIFIC DNS SUFFIX
    | provided by DHCP. In other words, when the tech built the machine, he
    | didn't add the suffix in the FULL COMPUTER NAME field.
    |
    | I've verified on my Win2K DNS server that these hosts are not
    | registering in DNS (they are however listed in the DHCP lease
    | database).
    |
    | Question
    | Is this going to cause authentication/login problems on those
    | machines?
    |
    | Thanks!
    | CB
    |
    |
     
    Alex Zhang, Apr 16, 2004
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