I'm not too familiar with setting up DNS servers. I have a DC at home running Windows Server 2003 and can't seem to get my DNS working properly. NSLOOKUP always fails and returns "unknown" domain, etc. I have the DNS server sending packets to itself (Event 7062), so obviously something is configured incorrectly. I've found plenty of stuff telling me WHAT DNS is and what it's for, etc, etc. But nothing tells me HOW to configure it. I have no website I'm planning to host for the time being. Just trying to set this up for my own edification. Do I have to register the domain in order to get this to work internally? When I setup the DNS server I go thru the wizard that MS provides and it seems straightforward but then I get wierd error msgs (like the one above) and things don't seem to work. Any help is appreciated.