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Prevent RRAS from adding the host record to DNS

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Prevent RRAS from adding the host record to DNS

Postby guest » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:48 am

Q: My client has windows 2003 server sp2 which is the domain controller as
well. They have dns on the server and rras setup for employees to create
vpn's to the network. The server address is and the gateway is In rras, static ip's are setup on the IP tab for the range to When a user connects the vpn, a dns host
record gets added for the server at The problem is that when
workstations on the network try and resolve the server address, they're
getting not Is there a way to prevent rras from
adding the host record to dns?

A: Add registry PublishAddresses:
1. Logon Server, open registry editor, go to
2. Create a new key: PublishAddresses according to the follows:

Name: PublishAddresses
Data type: REG_SZ
Range: IP address [IP address]
Default value: blank

Note: Please set the value to the IP address you would like to see in DNS
console. For example, you would like NIC registers A records
in DNS, please set the value to Alternatively, you can also
set the DNS server to listen on IP address Only.

2. Please remove from DNS server. Restart DNS service and
check if this issue is resolved.

For more information, please refer to the following article:

How to enable or disable DNS updates in Windows 2000 and in Windows Server

Q: Setting dns to listen on one address solved the problem.
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