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XP SP2 and DNS issue

By johanesian ·
I have a problem with all of my XP SP2 machines. All are accessing an W2K Domain and W2K DNS and DHCP servers. The problem is that when a PC is started in the morning DNS works fine. If I need to restart the PC then it can no longer find the DNS server. The two things that seem to work if I need to restart a PC is to shutdown and wait 5-10 minutes and then start the PC again, or I can start the PC and do ipconfig/release & ipconfig/flushdns and then restart and everything is fine. This is not a solution so and help is appreciated.

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by ccthompson In reply to XP SP2 and DNS issue

Dont know if this will help or not, but what if you put the DNS information into your Connection.

Go into connections, go to TCP/IP properties and add your DNS IP address into there.

The downfall is, if you have traveling users, it may screw up there access when they try to connect to a hotel internet ect...

Hope this helps.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to XP SP2 and DNS issue


Can you tell us more about how the DNS is setup on the client machines? Are your DHCP server and DNS server working properly? Check your server event logs for DHCP and DNS errors. If you find any errors then visit for some possible solutions, or post them here.

Good luck

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by jbarngrover In reply to XP SP2 and DNS issue

Check and see if you are using a single label domain, such company instead of If you are, check out microsofts website about updating single label domains in ADS.;en-us;300684

Its mainly a registry problem that you might have.

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