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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes how to disable the dynamic Domain Name System (DNS) registration behavior of Windows 2000 client computers with a Windows 2000 Group Policy. Windows 2000 supports dynamic DNS updates (refer to Request for Comments [RFC] 2136). This behavior is enabled by default for Windows 2000 DNS clients.
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For additional information about how to disable Windows 2000 clients from dynamically registering with a DNS server by using various registry values, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
246804A Windows 2000 Group Policy can be used to make some of these registry changes to disable dynamic DNS updates. A custom administrative template can be used to add the policy to a Group Policy object (GPO) which can then be linked to a computer, site, domain, or organizational unit.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246804/EN-US/ )How to Enable/Disable Windows 2000 Dynamic DNS Registrations
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Category !!DNSClientEnd Category ;;AdministrativeServices
Policy !!DisableDynamicUpdateEnd Category ;;DNS Client
Keyname "System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters"End Policy
DisableDynamicUpdate="Disable Dynamic Update"
DisableDynamicUpdate_Help="Stops the client from dynamically registering all adapters with DNS.\n\nWhen this setting is enabled it changes the DisableDynamicUpdate value to 1 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\n\nWhen this setting is disabled, the value is set back to its default of zero. Note that when the policy is disabled, the registry value may be deleted from the registry.\n\nSee Q246804 for more details."
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To import the custom administrative template into an existing GPO:
NOTE: When this policy is enabled, the Register this connection's addresses in DNS option located on the DNS tab of each network interface Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Advanced Properties dialog box, is not affected. If this option had been enabled before the policy had been enabled, it remains enabled after the policy is enabled. The registry setting made by the policy is a global setting that affects all network interfaces, not an adapter-specific setting. This global setting is not exposed in the user interface.
This policy causes a persistent setting. If a computer on which this policy has been applied is moved to a different domain or organizational unit without this specific policy setting, dynamic updates can still be disabled on the computer. If dynamic updates need to be enabled again, add the administrative template to the new organizational unit or domain and change the Disable Dynamic Update setting to Disabled. If you do not want this policy setting on the new organizational unit or domain, the registry can be edited directly on the computer to enable dynamic updates. The registry location to be modified is outlined in the previously mentioned Q246804 article.