Make clients obtain DNS server address automatically?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by justmark, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. justmark

    justmark Guest

    I have a situation where some of my users' TCP/IP properties are set to
    "obtain DNS server address automatically" while some have that radio button
    set to "use the following DNS server addresses" and have the addresses
    entered manually. Here's my problem: My current DNS server is being retired
    and a new one coming online. I will configure DHCP to give out the new
    address and will remove the old one when everything's ready, but for those
    who don't pull their addresses from DHCP but need manual configuration, this
    is a hassle.

    My question (finally) is this: is there somewhere in AD where I can reset
    everybody's TCP/IP radio button to tell them to "obtain DNS server address
    automatically"? I can't find it, if it's there.

    Many thanks,
    justmark, Jun 1, 2007
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  2. I'm not aware of any way to do this using AD.

    Scripting maybe.

    Danny Sanders, Jun 1, 2007
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  3. justmark

    Jorge Silva Guest

    you can use:
    netsh int ip reset
    but first read the following:

    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    Jorge Silva
    MCSE, MVP Directory Services
    Jorge Silva, Jun 1, 2007
  4. justmark

    Scott Lowe Guest


    Great question--have a look at this article and see if it helps:
    You should be able to use WMIC to do what you need.

    Scott Lowe, Jun 3, 2007
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