How to disable automatic DNS registration from specific NIC's on DC


  • Hi,

    Just to give you a better understanding of my issue, here is my setup:

    2x Server 2008 R2 CORE datacenter edt. hyper-V hosts in a failover cluster

    1x server 2008 R2 standard edt. Acting as SCVMM

    Both servers are DC and DNS, and hosts all my virtual machines.

    I have 7 NIC's active on both DC's, they are configured as following:

    1. LAN

    2. Heartbeat for cluster

    3. CSV live migration

    4. Virtual LAN 1

    5. Virtual LAN 2

    6. Virtual LAN 3

    7. Virtual LAN 4

    I'm sure some of you will recommend me configuring my infrastructure differently, but this is how i have done it and how it's going to be :)

    My only problem is that the DNS keeps registrering the DNS entries for the CSV, and heartbeat nic.

    How on earth do i disable this?

    I have already tried:

    Using NVSPBIND til disable ms_netbios

    Added a registry under HKLM>System>Services>CurrentControlSet>TCPIP>Parameters>Interfaces>{network card} DisableDynamicUpdate 1


    Thursday, June 03, 2010 9:11 AM


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  • Hello Johannes,

    Please point to this article:

    "Steps to avoid registering unwanted NIC(s) in DNS on a Mulithomed Domain Controller" at

    It applies to Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise!

    Kind Regards,
    Thursday, June 03, 2010 4:13 PM
  • Hi Johannes,

    I just want to check if the information provided by Harryhi was helpful. If there is any update on this issue, please feel free to let me know.
    We are looking forward to your reply.


    Tiger Li

    Wednesday, June 09, 2010 1:11 AM
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