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I have a stand alone Win2K server running in a workgroup - it is running DNS - it is resolving queries however when I do an nslookup it tells me it cannot find the default server.  But it does resolve the queries - how can I config so it resolves the IP to the name and does not give me that message?  I believe I have the forward and reverse zones set up OK...but I guess not.
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by:Qlemo
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Probabley you have defined 2 DNS-Servers in local IP setup. Each DNS lookup tries first to ask Primary DNS (i guess this one gives you an error), and only if this DNS server can't be reached, Secondary DNS will be used.

Does nslookup resolve, too?
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by:mrsmileyns
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the one that is giving me an error is itself - it is a DNS server - that is what I want to try to fix
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The fact that this box is a DNS Server does not imply it knows of that ...

Normal setup would be:

* primary dns = local server
* local DNS Server configured to forward unknown domains to next DNS Server
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by:mrsmileyns
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when i type in nslookup with this server as its own primary dns i get this message:

*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.202: Non-existent domain
*** Default servers are not available
Default Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.1.202

is there a way to make that go away?
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This means that the reverse lookup zone is not defined at your DNS Server. It should be 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa, and containing PTR Records of at least 202.
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got it...fixed - thanks
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