Flushing Google Chrome DNS

Google’s Chrome browser keeps its own DNS cache for whatever reason. Clearing your local OS DNS cache isn’t good enough to resolve a new IP that it likes.

Rarely do I ever run into this issue on my Windows 7/8/10 machines but for Mac users it’s a more common issue.

But here’s what I found worked for a sticky DNS issue I just ran into on Windows 10:

  1. Clear OS DNS cache using “ipconfig /flushdns” in the command prompt.
  2. Go to “chrome://net-internals/#dns” in Google Chrome
  3. Click the “Clear Host Cache” button on the page that is now displayed.
  4. Clear OS DNS cache using “ipconfig /flushdns” in the command prompt.
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Chrome’s DNS cache screen

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#cache, #chrome, #dns, #google

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Refresh IntelliSense Cache

When programming in Microsoft’s SQL Server Management Studio (2008), IntelliSense tends to throw notices about invalid object names after adding a new table. This has been annoying me for a long time now and I finally decided to research it. Thankfully I found an easy solution.

CRTL-SHIFT-R

This will clear the IntelliSense cache and it will now pickup any new objects you’ve created in the database.

 

Refresh_Local_Cache

#cache, #intellisense, #sql, #ssms