When your computer is connected to a remote VPN-accessed network, you can specify that your client computer is part of the DNS namespace of the remote network, and which DNS suffix you want to be part of the registered DNS name of this client.

Setting Description

DNS suffix for this connection setting

Specifies the DNS domain name that is appended to the client computer name to fully identify this computer on the remote network. Type the name without a leading period. For example, if the computer will be referred to as client1.example.com, then type example.com in the text box.

Register this connection's address in DNS

Select this check box if you want the client to register its name and address with the DNS server on the remote network. The DNS server must support the DNS dynamic update protocol. The name to be associated with the address and supplied to the DNS server is determined by the next setting.

Use this connection's DNS suffix in DNS registration

Select this check box if you want the client to supply the specified DNS suffix to the DNS server on the remote network to be associated with the IP address of this client computer. If this check box is not selected, then the default DNS suffix of the client computer (as specified on the Computer Name tab of the System Properties dialog box) is the one supplied to the remote DNS server.

For more information about configuring VPN entries, see Incorporating VPN Entries (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=80953) on the Microsoft Web site.

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