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Setting DNS in Active Directory problem

Discussion in 'Networks' started by michael78, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Hi guys does anyone know of a way to automatically setup users DNS settings through Active Directory on a Windows 2000 domain. At the momment I've setup user accounts and put them into Organisational Units depending on what they do. I've created a template to modify permissions etc but there isn't anything to do with DNS setup. Can this be done or do I need to go around everyone's PC and manually change their DNS settings. We use Static IP's and DNS etc (Managers stupid idea :x ) I thought there might be a way to override these settings through AD.


    Any help much appreciated...:D
     
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  2. d-Faktor
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    not possible with a gpo. but you can use a gpo to run a script on the client machines. here's a sample script to enable dhcp: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/network/client/modify/nwmovb05.mspx
    then you let your dhcp server take care of the dns settings.

    [edit] or if you want to keep static addresses, and want only dns settings to be changed, then take a look at some of the other scripts. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/network/client/modify/default.mspx
    also look at gpo\computer configuration\administrative templates\network\dns client for some options.
     
  3. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Cheers D-Faktor I had a sneeky feeling that was going to be the case. For some reason my manager wants static addresses which I find hard to understand. oh well looks like I'll have to get off my arse and change them...:cry:
     
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  4. Clyde

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    static IP... yikes... good luck.. I've been there in the past and its a nightmare to administer. As for DNS, I think a script is the way to go alright, unless you want to add the address at the same time as you add the other IP info.

    Out of curiousity - why does your manager want to do this ?
     
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  5. michael78

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    The simple answer is he's a clueless idiot with no idea how to run an IT section. Hence why I'm looking for another job...:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Clyde

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    fair enough :D

    Don't say that at yer job interviews though.. tell 'em you learned a lot from your previous position (i.e. how NOT to do things!!!) and feel the time is now right to move on !
     
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