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Why not remove the DNS dot zone - what are repurcussions before and after

Bozzz asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I am in a lab environment.  The install of DNS is on two Windows 2000 domain controllers that do have have a connection to the Internet.  When the domain was crearted a root zone, also known as a dot zone, was created. Now there is a root zone.  The property pages show that forwarders are setup and there are root servers enumerated in the root hints property page of DNS.  On the monitoring page a recursive query to other DNS servers - PASSES.  I am under the impression that you cannot configure forwarders with a root zone/hint servers. I thought is was recommended to remove the root zone.  Should I argue for a correction?
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