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How to configure TCP/IP to use DNS in Windows XP

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to configure Windows XP TCP/IP to use

Domain Name
Service (DNS).


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How to configure TCP/IP

To configure TCP/IP, follow these steps:Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network
and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.

Right
-
click the network connection t
hat you want to configure, and then click Properties.

On the General tab (for a local area connection), or the Networking tab (for all other
connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

If you want to obtain DNS server addres
ses from a DHCP server, click Obtain DNS
server address automatically.

If you want to manually configure DNS server addresses, click Use the following DNS
server addresses, and then type the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server IP
addresses in the

Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server boxes.

Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click
Network Connections.

Right
-
click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

O
n the General tab (for a local area connection), or the Networking tab (for all other
connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

If you want to obtain DNS server addresses from a DHCP server, click Obtain DNS
server address

automatically.

If you want to manually configure DNS server addresses, click Use the following DNS
server addresses, and then type the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server IP
addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server boxes.

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How to configure the advanced DNS properties

To configure the advanced DNS properties, follow these steps: Click Advanced, and then
click the DNS tab.

Configure the DNS properties by following the steps that are described in the following
se
ctions:How to configure an additional DNS server IP address

How to modify the resolution behavior for unqualified DNS names

How to modify DNS dynamic update behavior

How to configure an additional DNS server IP address

How to modify the resolution behavior

for unqualified DNS names

How to modify DNS dynamic update behavior

Click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab.

Configure the DNS properties by following the steps that are described in the following
sections:How to configure an additional DNS server IP a
ddress

How to modify the resolution behavior for unqualified DNS names

How to modify DNS dynamic update behavior

How to configure an additional DNS server IP address

How to modify the resolution behavior for unqualified DNS names

How to modify DNS dynamic
update behavior

How to configure an additional DNS server IP address

To configure an additional DNS server IP address, follow these steps:Under DNS server
addresses, click Add in order of use.

In the TCP/IP DNS server box, type the IP address of the DNS se
rver, and then click
Add.

Under DNS server addresses, click Add in order of use.

In the TCP/IP DNS server box, type the IP address of the DNS server, and then click
Add.

How to modify the resolution behavior for unqualified DNS names

To modify the resoluti
on behavior for unqualified DNS names, follow these steps:To
resolve an unqualified name by appending the primary DNS suffix and the DNS suffix of
each connection, click Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes. To do this,
each connection must
be configured. If you also want to search the parent suffixes of the
primary DNS suffix up to the second
-
level domain, click to select the Append parent
suffixes of the primary DNS suffix check box.

To resolve an unqualified name by appending the suffixes
from a list of configured
suffixes, click Append these DNS suffixes (in order), and then click Add to add suffixes
to the list.

To configure a connection
-
specific DNS suffix, type the DNS suffix in the DNS suffix
for this connection box.

To resolve an unqu
alified name by appending the primary DNS suffix and the DNS
suffix of each connection, click Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes.
To do this, each connection must be configured. If you also want to search the parent
suffixes of the primary

DNS suffix up to the second
-
level domain, click to select the
Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix check box.

To resolve an unqualified name by appending the suffixes from a list of configured
suffixes, click Append these DNS suffixes (in orde
r), and then click Add to add suffixes
to the list.

To configure a connection
-
specific DNS suffix, type the DNS suffix in the DNS suffix
for this connection box.

How to modify DNS dynamic update behavior

To modify DNS dynamic update behavior, use any of th
e following methods:To use a
DNS dynamic update to register the IP addresses of this connection and the primary
domain name of the computer, select the Register this connection's addresses in DNS
check box. By default, this check box is not selected. The p
rimary domain name of the
computer is the primary DNS suffix appended to the computer name. To view this
domain name and DNS suffix together as the full computer name, click Start, click
Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and t
hen click the
Computer Name tab.

To use a DNS dynamic update to register the IP addresses and the connection
-
specific
domain name of this connection, select the Use this connection's DNS suffix in DNS
registration check box. By default, this check box is n
ot selected. The connection
-
specific
domain name of this connection is the DNS suffix for this connection appended to the
computer name.

To use a DNS dynamic update to register the IP addresses of this connection and the
primary domain name of the computer
, select the Register this connection's addresses in
DNS check box. By default, this check box is not selected. The primary domain name of
the computer is the primary DNS suffix appended to the computer name. To view this
domain name and DNS suffix togethe
r as the full computer name, click Start, click
Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click the
Computer Name tab.

To use a DNS dynamic update to register the IP addresses and the connection
-
specific
domain name of this c
onnection, select the Use this connection's DNS suffix in DNS
registration check box. By default, this check box is not selected. The connection
-
specific
domain name of this connection is the DNS suffix for this connection appended to the
computer name.

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Troubleshooting

To disable DNS dynamic update for all names on the computer, clear the Register this
connection's addresses in DNS and the Use this connection's DNS suffix in DNS
registration check boxes on the DNS tab for all connections in
Network Connections.


Note You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators
group to use this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy
settings may also prevent you from using this procedure.