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How to add Primary DNS Suffix, Connection specific DNS Suffix and DNS Search Suffix list to all computers using a Script?

While back, we migrated computer and user accounts to new Active Directory Domain. We wanted all the client computers set the correct Primary DNS suffix, Connection specific DNS suffix and DNS search suffix list. I decided to write a little VBScript that can be added to our current logon script, so whenever user logs in their computer gets the correct DNS suffix values.

I wrote the script to check the current DNS suffix values and change them if not correct. Note: You need to provide correct values for sDNSPrimarySuffix and SDNSSuffixSearchList variables.

Here is the script:

‘* This script will add primary DNS suffix and "Connection Specfic DNS suffix search list
‘* into local computer. Change the sDNSPrimarySuffix and sDNSSuffixSearchList strings
‘* to appropriate values
‘* Author: Anand Venkatachalapathy
‘* Written Date: October 4th 2007

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

‘Set Primary DNS Suffix and Search list for domain clients

sDNSPrimarySuffix = ""
sDNSSuffixSearchList = ",,,"
sDomain = WshShell.RegRead ("HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersDomain")

If StrComp(lcase(sDomain),lcase(sDNSPrimarySuffix)) <> 0 Then

    ‘Change the Primary DNS Suffix name
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersDomain", sDNSPrimarySuffix, "REG_SZ"
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersNV Domain", sDNSPrimarySuffix, "REG_SZ"
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersSyncDomainWithMembership", 1, "REG_DWORD"

    ‘Change the DNS Suffix Search List
    WSHShell.RegWrite "HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetServicesTCPIPParametersSearchList", sDNSSuffixSearchList, "REG_SZ"
    WScript.Echo "This computer is already set to current DNS Primary Suffix: "  & sDomain
End If

‘End of DNS Suffix Script



Being in Silicon Valley for years, I became a IT Infrastructure Geek by experience and surrounded by other Geeks everywhere. I try to help others by the solutions I found on odd occasions.

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