Thursday, January 13, 2011

Windows XP Services - DNS Client Service

DNS Client Service

Microsoft Description:

Resolves and caches Domain Name System (DNS) names for this computer. If this service is stopped, this computer will not be able to resolve DNS names and locate Active Directory domain controllers. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Importance of DNS Client Service

  • As the description above states, it caches Domain Name System (DNS) names for this computer. If disabled, it simply means the system will go upstream to resolve DNS names rather than use the cache.

  • If you stop this service the client may be unable to communicate with the domain controller, as well as it will result in the inability to resolve names to IP addresses.


Default Status: Automatic
Recommended: Automatic


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