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I have 3 Windows 2000 Advanced Servers In Our Corporate Network, The DNS Servers On All 3 Are Able to Run the monitoring test and pass on both simple and recursive querys, my problem is this, the machines are not providing translation to the domain, if i exit out to a command prompt and type nslookup, the command shows no default server or addresses, also i have set the network card tcp/ip address to first look at its own dns and then look at the next machines, still no luck, any ideas please advise.......

The Machines are

Server-1  Ip address is 192.168.10.3
- Lan card ip settings for dns are
192.168.10.3 - First
192.168.10.4 - Second

Server-2  Ip Address is 192.168.10.4
 - Lan card ip settings for dns are
192.168.10.4 - First
192.168.10.5 - Second

Server-3  Ip Address is 192.168.10.5
 - Lan card ip settings for dns are
192.168.10.5 - First
192.168.10.3 - Second

all three are domain controllers and maintain Active Directory, also they handle DHCP requests (each one its own range) and DHCP is working Fine, it provides the outside DNS ip address's to the clients....

Eric.
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If this is an active directory integrated DNS forward and reverse zone, you should delete out the primary and secondary on each server and let windows configure it to the loopback address (127.0.0.1). I would also make sure that you have 3 reverse lookup zones (1 for each subnet) and that they are AD integrated.

As for nslookup, a reverse lookup (get a name from an IP) is performed on opening nslookup to get the name of the primary server. I would double check the LAC (local area connection) properties to make sure that the DNS tab of the advanced configuration is concurrent with what's configured on the TCP/IP props window. Also, while you in there, set a global dns suffix on the LAC to the name of your domain. This will allow the servers to register themselves in your AD zone.

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Just saw something else, why are you pointing clients to outside name servers in your DHCP options --- If I understood that correctly.
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The clients were being pointed to the dns servers for the internet t1 connection, should they be pointed toward the internal dns servers...?, thanks for you previous reply, I am new to this service and to DNS as well......
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Correct, to minimize traffic, configure your dhcp scopes to point the clients to their issuing dhcp server (local dns server to them).
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Ok, will do tonight, thanks for the assistance....
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Glad to do it. Have a good evening.
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