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Allow NetBT queries for fully qualified domain names

Description:

Specifies that NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) queries are issued for fully qualified domain names.

If you enable this policy setting, NetBT queries will be issued for multi-label and fully qualified domain names such as "www.example.com" in addition to single-label names.  

If you disable this policy setting, or if you do not configure this policy setting, NetBT queries will only be issued for single-label names such as "example" and not for multi-label and fully qualified domain names.









Supported on:

At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

We can use Command Prompt to add or delete the registry key(s):


For Enabled, Add the registry key:

REG add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient" /v QueryNetBTFQDN /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


For Disabled, Add the registry key:

REG add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient" /v QueryNetBTFQDN /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f


For Not Configured, Delete the registry key:

REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient" /v QueryNetBTFQDN /f