We have a Domain controller (windows server 2012) in our LAN, there is also a DHCP server for clients to get them IP automatically.

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all clients give right ip and dns configurations and work as well but these days we encounter a problem: some clients' DHCP configuration change to **use the following IP server ** unintentionally. and get some unknown DNS servers (172.18.x.x ,


  • There are no any modem or dhcp server else.
  • The users that login in clients don't have enough permission to change the configuration.

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You need to enable registry auditing, and enable auditing for write/set permissions on the following key:




  • Where it should be applied? in Domain controller or Clients ? Jun 13 '20 at 3:27
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    The system where the change is occurring.
    – Greg Askew
    Jun 13 '20 at 13:01
  • Great, today I found the software that causes this problem. but I don't know how to restirct the software to prevent Dns configuration changes. Jun 13 '20 at 18:26

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