Dynamic DNS Update Option Sent to DHCP Server Even If Disabled Globally

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Windows 2000-based clients that are using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) may not receive IP addresses from non-Microsoft DHCP servers that do not recognize dynamic DNS update option 81. Disabling this option globally by setting the following value to 1 does not work:
This setting works correctly as a per-interface setting.
This behavior occurs because of a problem in the DHCP client service. It sends the dynamic DNS update option to the DHCP server whether or not you have disabled it globally.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version        Size    File name   -------------------------------------------------------   05/18/2000  07:35p  5.0.2195.2096  87,312  Dhcpcsvc.dll				

To work around this behavior, set the option on a per-interface basis by clicking to clear the Register this connection's address in DNS check box on the DNS tab in the Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog box for the interface.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 263550 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 20:53:25 - Revision: 3.3

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