Registry Tip : TCP Name Resolution Order Control Keys

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

TCP Name Resolution Order.

The following registry entries control name resolution order for Windows NT and Windows 95:
  • DnsPriority
  • LocalPriority
  • HostsPriority
  • NetbtPriority
Each value is a REG_DWORD between -32768 and 32767, specified in hexadecimal notation. The lower the value, the higher the priority in the search order. Found in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\ServiceProvider.

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