Wednesday, February 18, 2009

GlobalNamesQueryOrder Registry key

The Global Names Query Order registry key determines the order in dns query names to be resolved. By default, the DNS server, Instead GlobalNamesZone" uses it's local zone data to respond to a dns query.
Key Name: GlobalNamesQueryOrder
Type: reg dword
Default: 0(Key doesn't exists)
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dns\parameters
Functionality: Specify the order of zones (Local Zone, GlobalNames Zone) to respond to a dns query.
if the reg key is set to 1, then GlobalNames zone is first used to resolve queries.
To set the reg value to 1, run
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dns\parameters" /v GlobalNamesQueryOrder /t reg_dword /d 1 /f
Note: This reg key applies only if globalnames zone exists.


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