I have a remote dedicated server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It's a single server hosted in a datacenter. We've had no end of issues with the DNS service being reported for committing abuse due to exploits.
So I would love to be able to just turn the DNS off completely. I’m 90% sure we don't need it. However, I’m not 100% sure. We access the server remotely using Remote Desktop Connection, and it hosts some web APIs via IIS and a couple of other services, such as SVN.
Would it be safe to disable the DNS service?