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Dynamic Domain Name Updates (Windows 2000/XP)

Windows 2000 and XP support dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) updates and is enabled by default. This setting allows you to control whether network adapters should send updates.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the value named "DisableDynamicUpdate" and set it to equal "1" to disable the use of dynamic updates.

This can also be controlled on a per adapter basis by modifying the same value at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\ Parameters\Interfaces\[Adapter ID].

Restart Windows for the changes to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DisableDynamicUpdateREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
Value Name: DisableDynamicUpdate
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = enable updates, 1 = disable updates)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: July 24, 2002