Changing DNS settings on Microsoft Azure

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A common task when building a new site or changing the Domain Controllers in Microsoft Azure is to change the DNS Server configuration at the Virtual Network level. Microsoft recommends to restart the VM after changing the DNS settings, however there is a workaround that may be useful on your environment to save the restart time.

Solution


Let’s use a simple example, our environment is configured to use the 10.10.10.10 DNS server for the RG-VN-DefaultNW Virtual Network, as depicted in the image below.

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If we change the DNS to use the default one (Azure provided) we will see a warning saying that the VMs that are using this Virtual Network must be restarted to use the new DNS settings.

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There is a simple shortcut that works, connected to the VM, run this following command as administrator on the command prompt:

ipconfig /release && ipconfig /renew

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The same procedure can be applied to AWS instances as well, when changing the DHCP scope of a VPC (Virtual Private Cloud).

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at ITPROCentral.com, MSExchange.org, Techgenix.com and Anderson Patricio.org (Portuguese).

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