LKBEN10918: Howto flush the dns cache for a local computer and on a dns server

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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


You would like to flush the dns cache on your server and on the client




To flush the local client dns cache you use the ipconfig command. e.g.

ipconfig /flushdns

This will flush the local computers cache.

To clear the caching of the dns server you need to use the dnscmd command. e.g.

dnscmd /clearcache

This will clear the dns server cache.

About the Author

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.


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