Resolves and caches Domain Name System (DNS) names for your computer. If this service is stopped, your computer will not be able to resolve DNS names and locate Active Directory domain controllers. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Display name:||DNS Client|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService|
The DNS Client service runs as NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the DNS Client fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Dnscache service has failed to start.
DNS Client will not start, if the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreDNSClientWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
dnsrslvr.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.