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Change Domain Name Resolution Order


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#1 btif

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:41 AM

Hi, I am trying to change the order of Domain Name Resolution on a Windows XP SP2 computer. The default order for Domain Name Resolution within XP is:

1.Hosts File
2.Domain Name System
3.Netbios

However I would like to change the order to:

1.Domain Name System
2.Hosts File
3.Netbios

I have tried changing this order by editing the registry keys that are described in this tutorial:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/what-is-domain-name-resolution/. This is what I did:

I changed the values of the following registry keys:
DnsPriority = 30
HostsPriority = 75
NetbtPriority = 100
LocalPriority = 200

These subkeys can be found under this registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\ServiceProvider to.

However this did not work, and I tried this on a number of different computers.

Am I doing something wrong? Or is there another way to change the domain name resolution order?

Any help would be really appreciated.

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