I am trying to find out how can I give out more than one DNS suffix on a DC with the Windows DHCP server. Is it possible somehow? (Win 2K8 with XP, Win7 and Linux clients)
You can use DHCP option 119 for a domain search list. It's format is a String which is semi-colon delimited (e.g.
If you have linux clients (and Macs) you can use DHCP option 119 Domain-search-list. If you have a WIndows DHCP server then in the windows DHCP snap-in you'll find it in the server scope pre-defined options. You have to add option 119 there. You have to choose byte array and you have to enter the bytes of the search domains in a kind of weird pascal string format. It's easier to enter them backwards in windows DHCP snap-in.
ex.com,am.com would be in hex:
Windows clients will ignore this though. For them you have to use a GPO.
It's much simpler with a linux DHCP server.