Perhaps a silly question, but I promise I googled extensively before I posted this. How do I prevent Microsoft DNS server from reporting version #, as indicated by DNSStuff.com:

XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX responded with "Microsoft DNS 6.1.7601 (1DB1446A)"
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    Apparently I didn't google extensively enough: dnscmd /config /EnableVersionQuery 0
    – Novox
    Aug 15, 2013 at 14:55

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@mfinni - I agree, that is worth of posting as an answer; To quote the poster @Novox

dnscmd /config /EnableVersionQuery 0
  • I see this has been read quite a few times since it started showing up with an answer. I hope someone's found this useful. (Also, I felt the urge to comment as this has finally bumped me up to >50 Rep) #firstcomment
    – Signal15
    Aug 22, 2013 at 17:38

The command:

dnscmd /config /EnableVersionQuery 0

Does nothing else then changing the registry key


as mentioned here. So I would like to add that option here as well, as you can push it out via GPO to all Microsoft DNS Server if needed (this was needed for me, so I does some deeper research). The link above mentioned that the Version is no longer activated with Windows 2012, so this solution might be only needed with Windows 2008

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