troubleshooting Question

My network, is this correct + added question about DNS forwarder

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Windows Server 2003Active DirectoryDNS
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I recently found out the cause of my former problems, I was having major problems joining my domain from one particular client. The problem was due to the fact that I used two NICs on my server, and someone on googlegroups suggested I buy a switch. So I went back to the drawingboard and drew up this diagram of what I think my new setup should look like,

As for specifics,

PC1 will be running Windows XP professional
PC2 will be running Windows Server 2003
PC3 will be running Windows XP Professional

I'll ofcourse install active directory and DNS on PC2 so that my clients can join the domain, then I also received a reply from someone there who said the following,

"The DNS server has to become a Forwarder for the ISP's DNS"

I think with this he means that my DNS server supplies my clients with the DNS server of my ISP, so my clients can surf the internet, but its here that I have a problem, I do not know how to set this up. Also could I not just do it like this,

so that my clients have 2 DNS addresses, the server DNS for domain and lanstuff, and the second alternate DNS to go to the internet?

Hope you can answer my questions better then last time, cuz noone could solve my problem.
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