Thursday 8 September 2016

Windows 10 DNS Suffixes

To fix the problem of domain suffixes being applied to well-dotted fqdn:
combined with
The group policy reg keys for the searchlist are:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient\"SearchList"="domain1,domain2,domain3"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient\"SearchList"="domain1,domain2,domain3"

Use these tricks to prefix: .,
(dot comma) to the front of the search list.

Thus each name will be tried in it's current form without any other domain suffixes first.

And so a well-dotted fqdn will resolve.