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Hostname question for 2 NICs

Hostname question for 2 NICs

Hostname question for 2 NICs

Hi All, I have a server that has 2 NICs. At the moment one is not used but I have plans for it. I can go in to detail about why if needed but my question is..

the servers hostname is SERVER01 and the IP address is I would like to enable the second NIC with an IP address of

What I want to avoid is a PC connecting to SERVER01 through the second NIC. Reason is that I may be connecting/disconnecting NIC 2 quite a bit at the start and don't want people to have accidentally connected to it when they want NIC 1. Is there a way I can turn off hostname for NIC 2?

i.e if a user pings SERVER01 then they will never, ever get a reply from

RE: Hostname question for 2 NICs

If this is a windows server in an AD domain, go into the tcp/ip properties > advanced > DNS tab > uncheck the "Register this connection's addresses in DNS"

RE: Hostname question for 2 NICs

This is a Windows Server 2008 in a workgroup. Will that advice above still work?

RE: Hostname question for 2 NICs

Are you using a local DNS server to provide name resolution for local clients?  You can try and disable netbios on that adapter or disable the "client for microsoft networks".  Not sure which one will give you what you want as I don't have a system to test this on.

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