Our VPN is configured to send the domain-name-server and domain-search parameters from our DHCP server to connected clients.
However, we've been experiencing issues with the domain name resolution - specifically, the domain-search suffix(es) is not being added to the hostname when using software like MSTSC or even nslookup. They are at least looking on the right DNS server, though, and the FQDN is resolved correctly - it's just when I try hostname lookups that it isn't appending the suffix.
What is odd is that a
any-hostname will get a response from
I know that ping implements its own resolver separate from
nslookup (and other software) - but don't understand how it can know about the DNS suffix when the other software doesn't.
Also, when I check the connection configuration with
ipconfig - the correct DNS suffix is listed under the PPP connection - so I know that it's being sent from DHCP over the VPN.