Need a Windows 2000 Server converted to Forward outside DNS requests.
Posted on 2004-10-13
I'm running Win2000 network with several member servers and 1 DC running DNS (inside rounter/firewall). I'm adding a 2nd DC which will run DNS and provide backup support in case the 1st DC crashes. Recently ran DCPROMO and converted W2K Pro and XP Pro hard drives to NTFS. I configured TCP/IP DNS settings to point to my ISPs DNS server as primary and my root DNS server as secondary (added a second DNS server for ISP also). I know the workstation PCs DNS settings need to point to my two inside DNS servers for Active Directory to function efficiently, so I believe I will need to add a DNS forwarder server for outside Internet traffic. Does this DNS forwarder server have to be a W2K or 2003 Domain Controller running DNS ? Or, is there a better way to route Internet traffic from my local network without my servers being online?