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Through the CLI (either cmd.exe or PowerShell) on Windows 7, how do I edit the TCP/IP DNS parameters for a specific network adapter?

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netsh.exe

netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" source=static addr=none

netsh interface ip add dns name="Local Area Connection" addr=8.8.4.4 index=1
netsh interface ip add dns name="Local Area Connection" addr=8.8.8.8 index=2

netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" source=dhcp
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There is a ton of information on managing DNS servers with Powershell, here is a great article from the scripting guys:

If your wanting to manage your own Local DNS settings on your workstation, you can use powershell to connect to WMI, and use the DNS WMI classes.

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Main thing: you can set first DNS as static entry. Next you can only add/append other DNS servers. So, to set primary DNS server use something like this:

netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" static 8.8.8.8

for adding/appending other DNS servers you have to use add option, something like this:

netsh interface ip add dns name="Local Area Connection" addr=8.8.4.4 index=2
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