NSLOOKUP: Can't Find Server Name for Address

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When you run Nslookup.exe at a command prompt, you receive the following error message after the DNS request times out:
*** Can't find server name for address Timed out
*** Default servers are not available
Default Server: Unknown


You have no DNS server specified in your TCP/IP Properties. If you have no DNS server configured on your client, Nslookup will default to the local loopback address. Other utilities may react similarly.


To resolve this issue, you need to configure a DNS server on your client by performing the following steps:
  1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Network icon.
  2. Click Protocols, click TCP/IP Protocol, and then click Properties.
  3. Click DNS, click Add, and then type the IP address of your DNS server.
  4. Click Add, click OK, and then click OK again.


Article ID: 172060 - Last Review: February 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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