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Q: Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List : mshome.net

Installed Vista SP2 yesterday.  Today I can't resolve host names unless I use their FQDN.  That is, in TCP/IP Settings for my NIC I have the following options set:

Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes

Append Parent Suffixes of the primary DNS suffix

And in DNS suffix for this connection I have core.myexampledomain.com

I can no longer ping htpc instead I now have to ping htpc.core.myexampledomain.com

In the ipconfig output, it shows a connection specific DNS Suffix Search List of mshome.net for my LAN connection instead of core.myexampledomain.com as it should be.

I can work around it by using the option Append these DNS suffixes (in order) and listing:

core.myexampledomain.com

myexampledomain.com

Where is Vista getting mshome.net from for this connection?

I have LAN 2 connections, one is for a second NIC and is unplugged.  They share DNS settings, that is if I change one, the other is affected, so the setting is not coming from the other NIC configuration.

 

ipconfig /all outout

 

 

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CUBE

   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mshome.net

 

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : core.myexampledomain.com

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-4B-15-B2-E0

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

 

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : core.myexampledomain.com

   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-4B-15-B2-E1

   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d193:49c7:25b8:e57f%10(Preferred)

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.5.203(Preferred)

   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 11 May 2010 15:11:04

   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 14 May 2010 15:11:07

   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.5.169

   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.5.169

   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251659339

   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-EA-95-F0-00-04-4B-15-B2-E1

 

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::cd45:86f9:9bb9:4c57%10

                                       192.168.5.174

                                       192.168.5.174

   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List :

                                       mshome.net


 

 

 

 


Austin


 

 

https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?prid=13014&gprid=582034&st=1

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for Windows Vista, but only for Service Pack 2 (SP2).
This support for SP2 is valid until August 30, 2010.

Free Microsoft Support for Vista SP2 at above link.


Cheers.

 


Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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Sadly I just got a ____ off response from Microsoft Support when I logged this issue.  This is infuriating as I took the time to describe the issue, and to run the data collection tools ... to have the call closed with an off my desk response.  Why should I ring support and have to go through describing the issue all over again?  What was the point of running the data collection tools?

Thankyou MS or more specifically RESHMA CHITRA for nothing.

 

 

--- The ____ Off response from Microsoft ---

 

Thank you for your email about issues on Windows Vista™.

 

I am sorry to hear that after installing SP2 for Windows Vista you are facing issues in resolving Host names.

 

To help resolve your issue, I suggest you go through the number of ways you can obtain technical information and support from our team.

 

A useful resource is the Knowledge Base on our website, where we have published a large collection of articles and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our products. You can access it by going to; 

 

http://support.microsoft.com/search/?adv=1

 

You can also go online and visit our Newsgroup to post your technical question at the following website, or alternatively chat with one of our Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs);

 

http://support.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.aspx

 

If you do not find the answer that you are looking for or wish to discuss alternative support options, please call our Customer Services team on 0844 800 2400 . Our lines are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. These support options can also be viewed at;

 

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/services

 

Interested in knowing more about Windows® 7, please visit:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/default.aspx

 

Many thanks for contacting us.

 

Kind regards,

 

RESHMA CHITRA

Customer Service Professional |Microsoft Customer Services


 


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