How to Disable LMHOSTS Lookups on windows 10

How to Disable LMHOSTS Lookups on windows 10

LMHOST lookup files are Lan Manger files which enables domain name resolution and are used by Microsoft window users to communicate over the tcp/protocal and LMHOST files is a txt file and it contains IP address which maps to domain name mapping over tcp/IP and these files are located in system root files under drivers etc folder.

Disable LMHosts Lookups on Windows 10

Step 1:  Open start menu by clicking on windows button –> in Search type in control panel and open it.

Step 2: Change the view by options to -> category and find network and Internet and click on it.

Step 3: Select network and sharing center

Step 4: Now, on the left side pane -> click on change adapter settings

Step 5: Select your network adaptor -> Right click on it and select properties.

Step 6: Now, in properties -> select internet protocol version 4 ( TCP / IPv-4) and select properties.

Step 7: Now, select advanced tab in properties -> click on WINS tab.

Step 8: Now, you will see and option -> Enable LMHOSTS lookup here.

Step 9: Go ahead and uncheck this option to disable LMHOSTS Lookup on windows 10 computer.

Step 10: Once you disable LMHOSTS -> click apply and ok and close all open files and programs.

That’s it, once you disable LMHOSTS lookup then go ahead and restart your windows 10 computer to make changes apply to your computer and now you have successfully disabled LMHOSTS lookups on  windows 10.

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Can I disable LMHOSTS Lookup using PowerShell?

Yes ! You can disable LMHOSTs lookup using registry and to do that you need to run a function in windows power shell.

Where are LMHOSTS lookups files are located in windows 10

LMHOSTS Lookups are located systemRoot -> System32->Drivers-> Etc folder you can find lmhosts lookup files in txt files and to edit these lmhosts lookup files you need to use notepad++ editor.