Windows 2000 DNS Server uanble to set DNS Forwarding

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have a windows 2000 server that I have just taken over, I am unable to set DNS forwarding for the DNS Server, it is greyed out.

Any idea where/how I can activate it

Question by:dcm_dave
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    Are you logging in as a DNS admin (enterprise NOT domain)?
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    Usually if you cannot access the Forwarders tab (greyed out) it is because there is a root/"."  zone set up and your server is likely using only root hints. You need to delete the root zone to set up Forwarders for external DNS queries.

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    You are absolutley correct the problem was as root/. folder in the forward lookup zone, I removed it and have now got it configured properly,

    thanks for your help
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    by:Rob Williams
    Thanks dcm_dave, glad it worked out for you.

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