To flush the DNS cache on a Windows machine using the Command Prompt, you can use the "ipconfig" command with the "/flushdns" parameter. Here's the specific command:
To perform this operation, follow these steps:
1. Open the Command Prompt: Press the Windows key, type "Command Prompt," and select the "Command Prompt" application from the search results. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Win + R, type "cmd," and press Enter.
2. Run the Command: In the Command Prompt window, type the command `ipconfig /flushdns` and press Enter.
3. DNS Cache Flushed: The command will execute, and you should see a message stating "Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache."
Once you execute the command, the DNS cache on your Windows machine will be flushed, meaning that any previously cached DNS entries will be cleared. This can help resolve DNS-related issues or ensure that your computer retrieves the most up-to-date DNS information when accessing websites or services.
It's important to note that you may need administrative privileges to run the command successfully. Make sure you are logged in as an administrator or run the Command Prompt as an administrator by right-clicking on the Command Prompt application and selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu.
Remember that flushing the DNS cache is typically done as a troubleshooting step and is not necessary for regular computer maintenance.