How to Flush DNS Cache on Windows Server / Windows 10

It’s simple to flush the DNS cache on Windows or Windows Server. This will reset the server’s cached DNS lookups, so domain name lookups will be re-tried the next time they are made.

How to Reset the DNS Cache in Windows

1. Open Command Prompt.

2. Run the command:

ipconfig /flushdns

That’s it. The DNS cache will now be reset.

This article applies to:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
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