Windows 10 build 19628, according to the software giant, brings support for DNS over HTTPS to encrypt the DNS queries made by the system, but it’s disabled by default and you need to enable it manually to opt in. In addition, this flight fixes problem that will make devices fail to update with error code 0xc0000409. Build 19628 also ships with some known issues, including update process hanging for extended periods, problems with privacy settings not showing correctly, and taskbar preview thumbnails aren’t rendering consistently. Microsoft is listing the complete set of improvements, fixes, and known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19628 at the Windows Blog.

Enable DNS over HTTPS using Registry on Windows 10

On Windows 10, DoH was first introduced with build 19628, and at the time you needed to use the Registry to enable the feature. Starting with build 20185, you can configure this feature using the Settings app with the above steps. To enable DNS over HTTPS (preview) on Windows 10, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, DNS over HTTPS will activate, and Windows 10 will start encrypting DNS queries depending on the DoH addresses you’re using. Parameter key in Registry Enable DoH on Windows 10

Set DNS over HTTPS address on Windows 10

To configure a DNS over HTTPS address on Windows 10, use these steps: After you complete the steps, Windows 10 will begin encrypting DNS traffic over the HTTPS protocol. Control Panel’s Network and Sharing Center Control Panel’s network adapter properties Change DNS server addresses using Control Panel In this guide, we’re using the Google Public DNS addresses, but you can use any service that offers DoH, including Cloudflare and Cisco OpenDNS. You can learn more ways to change the DNS address on Windows 10 using these instructions.

Check DNS over HTTPS is working on Windows 10

To verify that DoH is working on Windows 10, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the none or almost none DNS traffic on port 53 will confirm that DoH has been configured correctly. Windows 10 test DoH using PacketMon

Download Windows 10 build 19628

The preview is available immediately through the Fast ring. This preview build will download and install automatically on your computer, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button. You can learn more about all the changes available in the current development process of Windows 10 in this guide. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.