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How to remove .local dns suffix on Windows 7?

How to remove .local dns suffix on Windows 7?

I am using a speaker share application called SpeakerShare. What it does is simply share a server's speaker. When I am trying to connect to a server from a client, the server returns computer_name.local.. SpeakerShare finds server's ip by name, so it does not find correct IP address with .local. suffix.

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bert [Entry]

"In my situation Answer #4 has it mostly right but I had to uncheck the box below.
All is good now. I suspect Windows updates thought it was making me more secure and screwing with me,
since this problem just manifested this week. Up until a week ago I was able to ping machine name and get a reply.
After the problem began and before the fix Win7 was appending .netgear.com to the end of any machine name I pinged. It also messed up all of my remote desktop connections.
So all I needed to do was uncheck the box to the right of my red arrow in the image."