LKBEN10914: Howto configure a dns server address on a windows 2008 server core-installation


You have a windows server 2008 core server and need to configure the dns server




To change the dns settings of a server core you use the netsh command. This command has lots of parameters and has an interactive shell. e.g.

netsh interface ip set dns "LAN1" static primary

To find the Connectionname (above LAN1) you can use the following command:

netsh interface show interface

You need to exchange the LAN1 name with the name of your interface.

Please note that this command is very powerfull, for more information use netsh /?.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.