Specify global DNS

This policy setting enables you to specify DNS binding behavior. NCSI by default will restrict DNS lookups to the interface it is currently probing on. If you enable this setting, NCSI will allow the DNS lookups to happen on any interface.


Supported on: At least Windows Server, Windows 10 Version 1709

The following checkbox disables interface binding when doing DNS lookups in NCSI. This can enable NCSI to work better with special network configurations, like a DNS server running on localhost.

Use global DNS
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityStatusIndicator
Value NameUseGlobalDns
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0

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