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Article ID: 317483 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 1.2

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If you are performing an unattended installation of Windows XP, the SyncDomainWithMemberShip option does not work.

You can use the SyncDomainWithMembership option to control the settings for a new or upgraded computer's primary DNS suffix. The SyncDomainWithMembership option is described in the unattended Setup documentation for Windows XP.

If this setting is not present, or if it is not a zero setting, the primary DNS suffix value is changed when the computer joins an Active Directory-based (Microsoft Windows 2000-based) domain. The name is the DNS name of the Active Directory-based domain that is joined by the computer.

To specify a primary DNS suffix that is different from that of the domain that the computer will join, set the SyncDomainWithMembership option to 0. Set the DNSDomain option to primary_DNS_suffix.


This functionality was omitted from Windows XP.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  ( ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time   Version      Size     File name
   03-14-2002  16:48  5.1.2600.38  584,704  Netcfgx.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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