DNS Forwarders tab greyed out ?always? unless you delete "."

Posted on 2004-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
The first time I upgraded an NT 4.0 server PDC to windows 2000, the forwarders tab on the w2k DC was greyed out and it was suggested that I delete the "."  This worked.  But if I setup DNS differently like in this article

would I still have to delete the dot?  I mean, is there another way that you could setup DNS so that the forwarders tab is not greyed out?
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If the DNS Server has the "." zone means for him that he is THE ROOT of the all the DNSs in the world, so if he is the root where could he forward requests? This is why you have to delete the "." zone. If the "." zone is prezent you can not enable forwarders

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