DNS Setup

Posted on 2004-11-04
Medium Priority
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
  • 2
LVL 25

Expert Comment

ID: 12496330
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

ID: 12497034
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
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

mikeleebrla earned 750 total points
ID: 12497211
b/c you dont have a reverse dns entry for so just like the error says it can't find a name for it.

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
this video summaries big data hadoop online training demo (http://onlineitguru.com/big-data-hadoop-online-training-placement.html) , and covers basics in big data hadoop .
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question