Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out build 25284 in the Windows 11 Dev channel. It includes a new widget for Facebook Messenger along with several bug fixes for taskbar, system tray, search, windowing and more. It also contains several known issues. While Microsoft is still investigating some of them, it has released a temporary fix for one of them.
Basically, some Windows Insiders on this build may experience problems trying to access some websites through a VPN connection. Since VPN connections are primarily leveraged in corporate and enterprise environments and you really shouldn’t be using Insider builds for work (unless you’re an IT admin testing a new build for work purposes) , this issue is not expected to affect most users.
Regardless, Microsoft has documented the issue and A detailed solution. You can see the steps below with images courtesy of Microsoft:
- Click on Get started. button or the Windows key on your keyboard
- find. Edit Group Policy. and launch to open it. Local Group Policy Editor
- In the navigation pane on the left, expand to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > DNS Client
- In the right pane, double-click Configure NetBIOS settings.
- In the pop-up window, select active At the top and relevant Configure NetBIOS options. drop down, select Allow NetBIOS name resolution.
- Click OK.
- Double click Turn off multicast name resolution.
- In the corresponding window, select disabled Radio button
- Click OK.
- Close the Local Group Policy Editor and restart your computer.
Ideally, you should only do this if you find yourself affected by the VPN issue mentioned earlier. It’s also important to understand that Microsoft may fix this issue in a more permanent way in future builds, and then you’ll have to revert all those changes.