Thursday, January 29, 2009

Disable Root Hints

There is no direct way to disable dns Root Hints. However, By using the following workaround , one can disable using root hints.

1. First, remove root hints from roothints tab in dnsmanager properties dialog.
2. Set the dns server to use recursion
3. Now, Bydefault, Windows DNS Server tries to load roothints from dns cache file cache.dns located at %systemroot%\sysmtem32\dns. So remove all roothint entries in cache.dns file, If you are unable to find roothints, then delete cache.dns


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