W2K3 Server does not query Alternate DNS Server
Posted on 2006-05-02
I have a new forest where all of my servers are W2K3, and all workstations are W/XP. I have two DNS servers (a Primary and a Secondary), and I am not planning to use WINS nor DHCP. When I specify these two DNS servers as Preferred and Alternate in TCP/IP properties, the W/XP workstations will autmatically query the alternate DNS if the preferred DNS is not available. But from W2K3 servers, it behaves differently - the alternate DNS server is never queried. How do I get W2K3 Server to automatically query the alternate DNS server if the preferred is not available?