Monday, January 26, 2009

EnableGlobalQueryBlockList Registry key

This registry key determines the usage of Global Query Block List. If the registry key is set to 1 (the default), it instructs the DNS Server service to block name resolution in all zones for the host names that are in the block list. By Default, the reg key doesn't exist, No hosts will be blocked from querying. By Default, EnableGlobalQueryBlockList is enabled.
Key Name: EnableGlobalQueryBlockList
Type: reg dword
Default: 1
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dns\parameters
Functionality: Specifies Global Query Block List
To disable Global Query Block List, run
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dns\parameters" /v EnableGlobalQueryBlockList /t reg_dword /d 0
To enable queryblocklist, just set the registry key to 1
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dns\parameters" /v EnableGlobalQueryBlockList /t reg_dword /d 0

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