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Physicist by training, now a programmer by choice. My languages of preference are Java and C, although I am also skilled in C# and many assembly languages, and competent in Perl, general shell scripting, and a handful of other languages I use less often. I can speak basic SQL. I write my HTML by hand and prefer table-free page layout.

I use Linux by preference, but also develop extensively under Windows. I've developed under various embedded and custom OS's and RTOS's (primarily Microware OS-9 and VxWorks), assorted UNIXes, VAX/VMS, and assorted Windows releases. I've played with RSTS/E and a few other operating systems that are unknown today.

My home website is pretty sparse, but will some day be populated. Really.


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comment In a Win7 computer that belongs to a domain, how do I append DNS search list entries?
I'm not trying to circumvent anything. I have full admin rights on this development box, but I am not the network admin for this network. If my question is more appropriate for SuperUser, I'd expect it to get moved there, not closed as "not constructive."
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comment In a Win7 computer that belongs to a domain, how do I append DNS search list entries?
It's true that I could have worked around this apparent missing feature of Windows by manually applying my DNS, including the search list. Except oddly, even doing that the search list configuration is greyed out. I can change anything else in there except that, via the UI you show above.
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answered In a Win7 computer that belongs to a domain, how do I append DNS search list entries?
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comment In a Win7 computer that belongs to a domain, how do I append DNS search list entries?
Your answer lead me via Google to something that seems to work. I edited the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient\SearchList, then I did ipconfig /registerdns, and after that point I saw the new search list entry.
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comment In a Win7 computer that belongs to a domain, how do I append DNS search list entries?
I have the ability to edit my hosts file. But if I go that route, I have to edit this file regularly as servers are added and removed from the lab domain. If I can add a DNS search list entry, I only have to do that one time and it works forever, for every lab server ever added to that domain.
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comment In a Win7 computer that belongs to a domain, how do I append DNS search list entries?
So there is no command-line utility or WSH way to append to the DNS search list?
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comment In a Win7 computer that belongs to a domain, how do I append DNS search list entries?
People are voting to close this as "not constructive" which I don't understand. I'm not asking, "What is the best practice." I'm asking, "How do you do this very specific configuration in Windows 7?" How is that not constructive, or likely to elicit discussion or debate?
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comment In a Win7 computer that belongs to a domain, how do I append DNS search list entries?
The goal is that I don't have to type the fully-qualified name for certain lab domains.
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comment How do you find what process is holding a file open in Windows?
sure this works for a text file. It doesn't care what kind of file is open.
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