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DNS name resolution fails for "A" record in Windows Server 2012

In a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment, you discover that you can't resolve a hostname to an IPv4 address when you use a single label name instead of a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). In this situation, you receive the following error message:

Name does not exist
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods:
  • Use an FQDN instead of a single label name.
  • Disable negative caching. To do this, create and configure the following registry entry:

    Registry : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters
    Name of the key : MaxNegativeCacheTtl
    Data Type : REG_DWORD
    Value : 0
DNS, "Name does not exist"

Article ID: 3064504 - Last Review: 07/05/2015 19:34:00 - Revision: 4.0

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