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Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client

Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

The Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client component contains settings for configuring the Domain Name System (DNS), a system for naming computers and network services that organizes them into a hierarchy of domains. DNS naming is used on TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet, to locate computers and services by using user-friendly names.

The DNS Client service is used to resolve DNS domain names, by querying locally cached information obtained from a previous query or by querying a remote DNS server.

Some settings are global, and others are interface-specific. Global settings apply to all network adapters on the computer. Interface-specific settings apply only to a single interface and may overlap with global settings.

 

DNSDomain

Specifies the primary DNS suffix of the network connection across all adapters. If DNSDomain is specified in two places as a global parameter (x) and as an interface-specific parameter (y), the two values are concatenated appropriately for each interface (as x, y) and used.

DNSSuffixSearchOrder

Specifies the suffix search order for DNS servers. This is a global setting.

Interfaces

Specifies an interface collection.

UseDomainNameDevolution

Specifies whether to use domain-name devolution when the DNS-caching resolver resolves an unqualified query.

This component is available in the following Windows® editions and architectures.

 

Windows Edition Windows for x86-based computers Windows for x64-based computers Windows for Itanium-based computers

Windows 8.1

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows 8.1 Pro

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows Server 2012 R2

Not available

amd64

Not available

Windows® 8

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows® 8 Enterprise

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows® 8 Pro

x86

amd64

Not available

Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter

Not available

amd64

Not available

Windows Server® 2012 Essentials

Not available

amd64

Not available

Windows Server® 2012 Foundation

Not available

amd64

Not available

Windows Server® 2012 Standard

Not available

amd64

Not available

Windows® 7 Enterprise

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows® 7 Home Basic

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows® 7 Home Premium

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows® 7 Professional

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows® 7 Starter

x86

Not available

Not available

Windows® 7 Ultimate

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Vista® Business

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Vista® Home Basic

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Vista® Home Premium

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Vista® Starter

x86

Not available

Not available

Windows Vista® Ultimate

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Datacenter

Not available

amd64, wow64

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 R2 Datacenter

Not available

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise

Not available

amd64, wow64

ia64, wow64

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise

Not available

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Foundation

Not available

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard

Not available

amd64, wow64

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard

Not available

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows® Web Server 2008 R2

Not available

amd64, wow64

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows® Web Server 2008 R2

Not available

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise

x86

amd64, wow64

ia64, wow64

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Windows Server® 2008 Standard

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008 Standard

x86

amd64, wow64

Not available

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