setting DNS suffix search list & Connection-specific DNS suffix on Azure VMs RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    I am prepping my Azure environment for an Active Directory installation on Azure IaaS VMs. I have static IPs set on my two DCs and have configured the DNS servers in my VNet and on creation of my VMs with the New-AzureVM cmdlet.

    The problem I have now is that I've set "DNS suffix search list" and "Connection-specific DNS suffix" manually to the string that I want (which matches the FQDN I am going to set as my domain, e.g. abccloud.net, but this setting is overwritten every time I shutdown (deallocated) the Azure VMs. Instead I get reddog.microsoft.com as the DNS suffix when the VM starts. Obviously it's being overwritten by Azure DHCP. 

    I need to shutdown most of my VMs overnight to conserve subscription costs but I also need these settings to be retained so that name resolution of internal & external resources work properly.

    I haven't found an Azure PS cmdlet that controls this setting. Have I missed something or do I need to kludge it with a startup script or a GPO?

    I've searched the forums and but haven't found any reference to other users getting reddog.microsoft.com. Appreciate any assistance.


    Friday, August 22, 2014 6:13 AM


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