Can someone explain TCT/IP > Properties > Advanced > 'DNS' tab please? I know what DNS, primary DNS suffix and DNS suffix are, but this tab has some confusing properties.
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Here's a shot:
DNS server addresses, in order of use:
Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes
Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix
Append these DNS suffixes (in order)
DNS suffix for this connection
Register this connection's addresses in DNS
Use this connection's DNS suffix in DNS registration
The "DNS suffix for this connection" sets a DNS suffix for this adapter only (which would be in addition to the primary DNS suffix, if one exists). This is mostly useful for a multihomed computer or for a computer in a workgroup which doesn't have a primary DNS suffix.
I use this setting on my home computers (which aren't joined to a Windows domain) in concert with the "Register this connection's address in DNS" setting so that they all register in my DNS server (in a specific zone) and I have common and consistent name resolution for all of my computers.