Turning Off DNS Caching under Microsoft Windows


If you experience frequent issues with DNS caching under Microsoft Windows, disable client-side DNS caching with either of these two commands:

Open the command prompt and type the following:

net stop dnscache

This will disable DNS caching until the next reboot. To make the change permanent, use the Service Controller tool or the Services tool to set the DNS Client service startup type to Disabled. In order to permanently disable DNS Client, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Start and click on Run .
  • Type Services.msc in the Run command box.
  • A window listing all the services will pop up.Search for a service called DNS Client.
  • Double click the listed DNS Client service and click Stop. Similarly, restart it by clicking Start.