DNS Client (Dnscache) Service on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "DNS Client (Dnscache)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "DNS Client"?

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A

"DNS Client (Dnscache)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that service that 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.

Detailed information on "DNS Client" service:

Service name: Dnscache
Display name: DNS Client
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
Dependencies: 
   NetIO Legacy TDI Support Driver
   Network Store Interface Service
Impacts:
   Network Connectivity Assistant

"DNS Client" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "DNS Client" service may cause any issues on running Windows 2012 Server,

 

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