DNS Setup

Posted on 2004-11-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
I need help setting up DNS on a Windows 2003 Domain Controller.  I have never worked with DNS. I have it installed, but I don't have it configured.  On our NT4 domain we just point out to our ISP's DNS Server. On our NT4 Domain I also have the workstations default gateway pointing to our firewall to get access to the internet.  I setup up the same thing for our 2003Domain but I can't get out to the internet.
Question by:sthomas76
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    all you have to do is "forward" dns requests coming to your DNS server to a "public" dns server (your ISPs) this is done my going the the DNS module on your server, right clicking on your server, choose properties, go to the forwarders tab,, from there enter the IP addresses of your ISPs dns server.... what happens is if a request comes to your server that it doesn't know the answer to, it will forward it on to your ISPs dns server.

    Author Comment

    Can you tell me why when I go to a command prompt and go in to nslookup it says

    **** Can't find server name for address Non-existent domain
    Default Server: Unknown
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    Accepted Solution

    b/c you dont have a reverse dns entry for so just like the error says it can't find a name for it.

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