Saturday, February 19, 2011

DNS Client Service In Windows XP

 DNS Client Service




Service Name: Dnscache

Service Description:

The DNS Client service (dnscache) caches Domain Name System (DNS) names and registers the full computer name for this computer. If the service is stopped, DNS names will continue to be resolved. However, the results of DNS name queries will not be cached and the computer's name will not be registered. If the service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Default Settings:



1. This Windows service logs on as: Network Service

2. The default path for this Windows service is:
  • %systemroot%\system32\ svchost.exe -k NetworkService

3. This Windows service depends on the following system components:
  • TCP/IP Protocol Driver > IPSEC driver

4. The following services have a dependency on this service: None.


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