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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

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop DNS Client service from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

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

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Dnscache and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


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

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

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