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Is there a way to use Group Policy to disable the use of APIPA?

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i've never seen that setting in group policy but...i'm still looking

if you've got a method for making registry modifications domain wide (i can do this with desktop authority...and i know there are other programs that can) this site has the reg keys that need to be modified to remove te APIPA settings
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http://emea.windowsi...9420/39420.html that site suggests that the reg entry for disabeling on all devices is 0*0 ...you may try both...
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What do you use to make registry changes domain wide?

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i use desktop authority by script logic (check out their site http://www.scriptlogic.com/ ...the product is awesome...you can do just about anything) but you could create a reg file and then use a login script to merge the file (looking for ways to merge the reg file using a batch file as i've never done it)
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http://www.robvander....com/index.html
http://techsupt.winb...0001029F18.html
there's some syntax

basically i think what the batch would look like would be

regedit.exe /s \\<server>\[.reg filename]
i would suggest possibly putting the reg file in the sysvol or netlogon folder on one of the DC's as login scripts tend to prefer that you run the bats from there...not sure why

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xcopy \\server\filename c:\
regedit.exe /s \c:\[.reg filename]
this one would copy the reg file to the c:\ of the local machine then merge it...though my xcopy syntax may be wrong...i'll check that when i can

Edited by dsenette, 13 September 2006 - 09:16 AM.

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I am trying out desktop authority, anything I should know about that.

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i've got a working batch and reg file for a quick and easy one

reg file
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
"IPAutoconfigurationEnabled"=dword:0000
what this does is add a dword key with the value of 0 (0 in hex is apparently 0000) which will set all devices to turn of APIPA

batch file
xcopy "\\<servername>\<share name>\test.reg" c:\ /Y
pause
regedit.exe /s c:\test.reg
pause
what this does is copy the reg file from a shared drive to the root of c: without asking for permission to overwrite
then it merges the reg file...i put the puases in for troubleshooting purposes but you can remove those
also i'd name the files something like APIPAoff.bat and .reg...but whatever...that's irrellevant...so basically you could set this stuff up in a login script or maybe even a startup script and it should go through
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