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How to Start/Stop DNS Client service

Service name: Dnscache

Display name: DNS Client


Description:

The DNS Client service (dnscache) caches Domain Name System (DNS) names and registers the full computer name for this computer.
If the service is stopped, DNS names will continue to be resolved. However, the results of DNS name queries will not be cached and the
computer's name will not be registered. If the service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop DNS Client service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start DNS Client service:

net start Dnscache


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop DNS Client service:

net stop Dnscache


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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