10.5. Configuring DNS Settings
You want to configure the DNS settings on a server.
Using a graphical user interface
To configure the DNS suffix, do the following:
From the Control Panel, open the System applet.
Select the Computer Name tab (Network Identification tab on Windows 2000).
Click the Change button (Settings button on Windows 2000).
Click the More button.
Enter the suffix under the Primary DNS suffix of this computer heading.
Check the box beside Change primary DNS suffix when domain membership changes if you want the suffix to change to the name of the Active Directory domain the computer joins.
Click OK until all the windows are closed. You will be prompted to reboot for the changes to take effect.
To modify the list of DNS servers used during name resolution, configure how unqualified names are resolved, and configure DNS dynamic registration, do the following:
From the Control Panel, open the Network Connections applet.
Double-click the connection you want to modify.
From this screen you can configure whether to use the DNS servers obtained through DHCP or to manually enter them. In the latter case, you can enter preferred and alternate DNS servers.
To configure the other DNS settings, click the Advanced button.
Select the DNS tab.
From this screen you can configure additional DNS servers to use during resolution, configure how unqualified names are handled, set a DNS suffix for this connection, and configure DNS registration for this connection.
When you are done, ...