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Windows 7 not appending connection-specific DNS suffix

Windows 7 not appending connection-specific DNS suffix

I have a Windows 7 machine I'm trying to setup for development. Typically we access our development domains using a URL like user.site.dev. The DNS is setup for user.site.dev.sd.ourdomain.com. I am able to ping user.site.dev.sd.ourdomain.com but if I try to ping just user.site.dev it returns "Ping request could not find host user.site.dev."

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Guest [Entry]

You need to also add .site.dev to your DNS search suffix list, and then order it as first. The ordering is not mandatory, but it will speed up searches if you're using these dev extensions often. If it is in your list already and still not working, make sure you're pointing to a DNS server that returns .site.dev results. If that still doesn't work, you can always specify the translations in your hosts file. See http://en.wikipediadotorg/wiki/Hosts_file
Guest [Entry]

"I was having this issue in Windows 8; I found this link to have the correct fix.

In my case I only needed to change the following DWORD registry entry to 1:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient\AppendToMultiLabelName

In my case I had to create the DNSClient key; it was not already present."