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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When a Microsoft Windows 95-based client connects to a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based remote access server and uses a server-assigned Internet Protocol (IP) address, the client inherits the IP address of the Domain Name System (DNS) server used by the remote access server, and not the DNS server IP address assigned by the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) scope options. You are unable to remove or change the IP address of the DNS server that is assigned by the remote access server.
This behavior is by design. The DNS server IP address is taken from the remote access server (RAS) if the RAS server is configured with DNS server IP addresses. The client acquires the first DNS server address listed in the RAS server's DNS Service Search Order.
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To work around this behavior, perform the following procedure to remove the DNS server IP address from a Windows 95 RAS client:
For additional information about how DHCP-enabled RAS clients obtain their TCP/IP configuration, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/160699/EN-US/ )Understanding DHCP IP Address Assignment for RAS Clients
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/200211/EN-US/ )DUN Clients Do Not Receive DNS Domain Name over RAS/RRAS
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