Windows serviceDNS Client

Registry Name



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 Status


Default Startup Type

Automatic (Trigger Start)

Executable File Path

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService -p

DLL File Path



The service depends on the following system components to function properly: System components that depend on this service to function properly:

Log On As

NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService

Additional Information

None at this time