Windows DNS Configuration

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Introduction

The following describes how to configure Windows clients to use DNS servers. If you provide DNS server addresses via DHCP to your clients, configure your DHCP server to ship the address/es of your DNS server/s instead. For static configuration on the different Windows versions, continue reading.



Windows 10

  • Click to „Start“ and search for „Network and Sharing Center“.
File:Win10 Network and Sharing Center.png
  • Click „Change adapter settings“.
  • Right-click to your network adapter and choose „Properties“.
  • Click to your Internet Protocol (IPv4/IPv6) and click the „Properties“ button.
  • Enter the IP address/es of your DNS server/s.
File:Win10 DNS Server Addresses.png
  • Save the settings by clicking „OK“.



Windows 8 / 8.1

  • Press [Win]+[W] and search for „Network and Sharing Center“ in Settings and open the app.
File:Win8 Network App.png
  • Click „Change adapter settings“.
  • Right-click to your network adapter and choose „Properties“.
File:Win8 Network and Sharing Center.png
  • Click to your Internet Protocol (IPv4/IPv6) and click the „Properties“ button.
  • Enter the IP address/es of your DNS server/s.
File:Win8 DNS Server Addresses.png
  • Save the settings by clicking „OK“.



Windows 7

  • Click to „Start“ and search for „Network and Sharing Center“.
File:Win7 Network and Sharing Center.png
  • Click „Change adapter settings“.
  • Right-click to your network adapter and choose „Properties“.
  • Click to your Internet Protocol (IPv4/IPv6) and click the „Properties“ button.
  • Enter the IP address/es of your DNS server/s.
File:Win7 DNS Server Addresses.png
  • Save the settings by clicking „OK“.



Windows XP

  • Right-click to „My Network Places“ and choose „Properties“.
  • Right-click to your network connection and choose „Properties“.
File:WinXP My Network Places.png
  • Click to your Internet Protocol and click the „Properties“ button.
  • Enter the IP address/es of your DNS server/s.
File:WinXP DNS Server Addresses.png
  • Save the settings by clicking „OK“.



Testing DNS resolution

See Testing_DNS_Name_Resolution.