What's New in DNS Client in Windows Server Technical Preview


This topic describes the Domain Name System (DNS) client functionality that is new or changed in Windows 10®.

Updates to DNS Client in Windows Technical Preview

DNS Client service binding: In Windows 10, the DNS Client service offers enhanced support for computers with more than one network interface. For multi-homed computers, DNS resolution is optimized in the following ways:

  • When a DNS server that is configured on a specific interface is used to resolve a DNS query, the DNS Client service will bind to this interface before sending the DNS query.

    By binding to a specific interface, the DNS client can clearly specify the interface where name resolution occurs, enabling applications to optimize communications with the DNS client over this network interface.

  • If the DNS server that is used is designated by a Group Policy setting from the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT), the DNS Client service does not bind to a specific interface.


Changes to the DNS Client service in Windows 10 are also present in computers running Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview.

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