NSLOOKUP: Can't Find Server Name for Address 127.0.0.1

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SYMPTOMS
When you run Nslookup.exe at a command prompt, you receive the followingerror message after the DNS request times out:
*** Can't find server name for address 127.0.0.1: Timed out
*** Default servers are not available
Default Server: Unknown
Address: 127.0.0.1
CAUSE
You have no DNS server specified in your TCP/IP Properties. If you have noDNS server configured on your client, Nslookup will default to the localloopback address. Other utilities may react similarly.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, you need to configure a DNS server on your clientby performing the following steps:
  1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Network icon.
  2. Click Protocols, click TCP/IP Protocol, and then click Properties.
  3. Click DNS, click Add, and then type the IP address of your DNS server.
  4. Click Add, click OK, and then click OK again.
Properties

Article ID: 172060 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 17:30:53 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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