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Use DNS name resolution when a single-label domain name is used by appending different registered DNS suffixes if the AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain setting is not enabled.

This policy setting specifies whether the computers to which this setting is applied attemps DNS name resolution of single-lablel domain names by appending different registered DNS suffixes and uses NetBIOS name resolution only if DNS name resolution fails. This policy including the specified default behavior is not used if the AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain policy setting is enabled. By default when no setting is specified for this policy the behavior is the same as explicitly enabling this policy unless the AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain policy setting is enabled. If you enable this policy setting when the AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain policy is not enabled computers to which this policy is applied will locate a domain controller hosting an Active Directory domain specified with a single-label name by appending different registered DNS suffixes to perform DNS name resolution. The single-label name is not used without appending DNS suffixes unless the computer is joined to a domain that has a single-label DNS name in the Active Directory forest. NetBIOS name resolution is performed on the single-label name only in the event that DNS resolution fails. If you disable this policy setting when the AllowSingleLabelDnsDomain policy is not enabled computers to which this policy is applied will only use NetBIOS name resolution to attempt to locate a domain controller hosting an Active Directory domain specified with a single-label name. The computers will not attempt DNS name resolution in this case unless the computer is searching for a domain with a single label DNS name to which this computer is joined in the Active Directory forest.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Netlogon -> Parameters # AllowDnsSuffixSearch

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Net Logon -> DC Locator DNS Records

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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