Wni 2000 server DNS will not forward DNS request to ISP
Posted on 2003-03-09
I have a win 2000 server with DNS, DHCP etc. My problem arises when I put my servers address first in the client DNS list. It just hangs (will not go on Internet). I got around this for a while because I only had win 98 clients so I just replaced the servers address in the DNS table with the one my ISP gave me (in DHCP). However now that I am starting to get winXP clients It is a problem. The login time is long 2-3 min usually and I suspect that it is because they can not find their name in the DNS. It is there and the DNS self tests pass but becase I have set DHCP to give out the external DNS address it can not find it. I tried setting the "forwarders" tab in DNS but it will not let me as it is a domain controler. How can I get the win2K server to work properly and just have it as the DNS. Somehow it must be told about the ISP's DNS so that when it fails to find it in its own table it goes out to the ISP's DNS.