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How does Windows decide which DNS Server to use when resolving names?

In Windows 10 you must update the metric of each interface in the order you want. Goto Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections Right click the desired connection (Higher Priority ...
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How does Windows decide which DNS Server to use when resolving names?

To specifically answer the question, Windows uses the first DNS records associated with the highest ranking network interface (an InterfaceMetric with a lower value has higher rank). Examples below ...
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Stop PostgreSQL from starting on Windows?

You can check this out Type services.msc as previously mentioned and read the path-to-executable as follows; Path to executable: "C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.3\bin\pg_ctl.exe" runservice -N "...
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How does Windows decide which DNS Server to use when resolving names?

I had exactly the same problem. I've spent a day trying to figure it out. If you have several network cards and if you specify a DNS server in each of them do you know what DNS server will be used? ...
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How does Windows decide which DNS Server to use when resolving names?

On Windows 10 and 11, DNS priority is determined by interface metric, this is documented here - the DNS servers on the interface with the lowest metric value will be used first. It is important to ...
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Vista to windows 7 upgrade

You can't upgrade to a different SKU i.e business to home, and you can't use a Vista licence on Windows 7. What I would recommend is buying a Windows 10 licence, then backup your documents etc, do a ...
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Restrict user from saving on their Desktop, My Documents, My Music, My Videos, My Pictures etc. via GPO

Here a solution without the need to modify the permissions. SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ FolderDescriptions \ {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641} \ PropertyBag ...
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Can I install apache and IIS together on same computer?

You can run both server simultenously by changing port number of Apache or IIS. A) How you can change Apache port number: 1) Open “httpd.conf” file located in folder “C:\wamp64\bin\apache\apache2.4....
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How do I add files to a Vista or Win7 install.wim file?

Extract ISO (if it is still ISO) and move the contents to root of C: using 7zip Using DISM, mount install.wim within this extracted folder to a folder called 'Mount' on the root of C: as well Once the ...
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Prevent some startup programs from running when logging in to Windows Vista via Remote Desktop

Alternate solution (Only if you are familiar with Command Prompt CLI) Adv: less FS block usage esp. on embedded/tight space. If your OS only supports hardlink file (XP/NT5 or older) then its ...
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How to remove 'Administrator:' from the command promt title

I just created a simple PowerShell script that rely on a .NET class compiled at runtime to automate the steps explained in @crb answer. This solution works for English and Spanish versions of the cmd....
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