Event ID 11001 — DNS Client Service Status

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Domain Name System (DNS) is a protocol that makes it possible for a computer to obtain the numeric IP address of another computer by submitting the target computer's name to a DNS server computer. The DNS Client service sends requests for name resolution services to DNS servers. Problems with the DNS Client service can prevent a network computer from locating other network computers.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 11001
Source: DnsApi
Version: 6.0
Message: The DNS Client service could not start because it could not find the entry point %3 in the DLL %2.


Reinstall the DLL

If a DNS client dynamic-link library (DLL) cannot be found or loaded, reinstall the DLL from the installation CD.


Check the event log, and verify that there are no DNS client events in the Event ID range 11000 through 11007.

Check that the following events exist for the domain name that is being used for the DNS client:

  • Event ID 11200
  • Event ID 11201
  • Event ID 11202

DNS Client Service Status

DNS Infrastructure