September 30, 2020

Microsoft adds Encrypted DNS controls in the Windows 10 Settings app

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Following HTTPS, encrypted DNS, DoH or DoT, is also in the same general trend. Currently, Microsoft is actively improving Windows 10’s support for encrypted DNS.

In the case that Windows 10 does not natively support encrypted DNS, some software such as Google/Firefox can configure DoH/DoT through the browser.

After Microsoft supports it, you can directly configure the encrypted query service at the system level. After configuration, all software uses the encrypted query configured by the system by default.

In the previous version, users had to go through cumbersome steps to configure an encrypted DNS server, but the new beta version launched by Microsoft has simplified the configuration steps.

In the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20185 version, users only need to modify the DNS server in the network properties to configure the encrypted DNS server.

  • For ethernet connections: Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Status. Click Properties, then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment and it will be available in the popup
  • For Wi-Fi connections: Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi. Click the adapter properties link, then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment and it will be available in the popup. Currently you will not see the encryption options if you go to the individual network’s property page