windows 2008 always keep local dns in first

user3085220 asked:

I have a windows 2008 system and it always keep ::1 in first of the dns setting.

I can see the following in “ipconfig /all”:

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . : ::1

and “Obtain dns server address automatically” option in network interface setting is disabled.

I installed active directory once and uninstalled now, I think it’s the reason.

But I can’t find any answer from google or bing how to fix.

My answer:

::1 is an IPv6 address, so you have to remove it from the list of IPv6 DNS servers, not the IPv4 list. Windows unfortunately keeps two separate lists…

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