[Solved] How to disable "dns client" service in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by demoep, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. demoep

    demoep MDL Novice

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    Hi.
    Do you know how to disable dns client service in windows 10 fall creators update?
    In creators update there were options to deactivate this service.
    In fall creators update these options are disabled. I can't disable dns client service in services.msc.
    I need to disable this service due to use a huge host file with more than 40k lines.
    Is there a way to disable it via regedit or command line?

    Thank you all.
     
  2. demoep

    demoep MDL Novice

    Aug 17, 2012
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    Thank you so much man. It works.
     
  3. luxflux

    luxflux MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    I wonder why they made it difficult to disable suddenly.
     
  4. Wellington Britto

    Wellington Britto MDL Novice

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  5. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    No DNS = no internet, it could be disabled by malware or other software. Hardly anyone knows, how to setup DNS manually.
     
  6. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    Also https proxy service in rs2
    Wont disabled easily
     
  7. isabehemoth

    isabehemoth MDL Novice

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    Sorry to bring this thread up again, but I've been trying to find information on diabling it as well. As far as I've read so far, the DNS-Client service only caches already resolved DNS requests so it shouldn't be vital to your ability to connect to websites. Has anyone else found out why it isn't being allowed to disable it via Administrative Tools -> Services anymore?
     
  8. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    DNS Client (svchost.exe) resolves DNS requests by default, if they are repeated, it uses stored DNS entries. If it is disabled, it will result in an error and internet, nor Windows updates will work.