Clear server names cache
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
You can use the following procedure to clear the server names cache. You can perform this procedure by using the DNS snap-in or by using the Dnscmd command-line tool.
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using the Run as command to perform this procedure.
Clearing the server names cache
Using the Windows interface
Using the command line
To clear the server names cache using the Windows interface
Open the DNS snap-in.
In the console tree, click the applicable DNS server.
- DNS/applicable DNS server
On the Action menu, click Clear Cache.
To open the DNS snap-in, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.
To clear the server names cache using the command line
At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
dnscmd ServerName /clearcache
Required. Specifies the Domain Name System (DNS) host name of the DNS server. You can also type the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the DNS server. To specify the DNS server on the local computer, you can also type a period (.).
Clears the DNS server cache.