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How to disable Windows 10 DNS Cache services

    Question

  • How do I disable the windows 10 DNS client service (DNS local Cache).

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>net stop dnscache
    The requested pause, continue, or stop is not valid for this service.

    Friday, April 06, 2018 5:39 AM

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  • Hi Adithya,

    Disable DNS Client through registry:

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache,
    Locate the Start registry key and change its value from 2 (Automatic) to 4 (Disabled)

    Disable DNS client through command line:

    REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

    Bests,


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    Monday, April 09, 2018 5:04 AM
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  • Hi Adithya,

    You'll have to use the PsExec tools from SysInternals.

    That way you can start your CMD as NETWORK SERVICE (the account that manages the dnscache service).

    psexec -i -u "nt authority\network service" cmd.exe 

    You can afterwards run the same command, and it should be able to stop the service.

    Regards,

    Thomas


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    Friday, April 06, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Hi Adithya,

    Disable DNS Client through registry:

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache,
    Locate the Start registry key and change its value from 2 (Automatic) to 4 (Disabled)

    Disable DNS client through command line:

    REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

    Bests,


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    Monday, April 09, 2018 5:04 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Adithya,

    Disable DNS Client through registry:

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache,
    Locate the Start registry key and change its value from 2 (Automatic) to 4 (Disabled)

    Disable DNS client through command line:

    REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

    Bests,


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    It worked, Thanks
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:19 AM