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how to get nslookup to work??

we have a brand new domain controller in a test network and nslookup is not working.  we get IP and then unknown.  how do i fix this??
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amoos
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BarkersITCommented:
what happens when you type nslookup microsoft.com in a command prompt ?
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KCTSCommented:
After the initial error is it OK? If so this is a common issue as there is no reverse lookup zone defined (and in most cases you don't need one).
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amoosAuthor Commented:
i just get the ip and then server unknown.  how do i get the nslookup to show correctly??  do i need to put in a reverse lookup zone??  if so how??
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi amoos,

Detailed instructions are here:

"HOW TO: Create a New Zone on a DNS Server in Windows Server 2003"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323445

Check reverse lookup zone part:
"How to Create a Reverse Lookup Zone"

Then flush DNS cache ith "ipconfig /flushdns" and run "nslookup" again.

HTH

Toni
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amoosAuthor Commented:
thank you
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KCTSCommented:
In most cases you don't actually NEED a reverse lookup zone - that why you don't get one by default.
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Feroz AhmedSenior Network EngineerCommented:
Hi,
NSlookup works when you configure your DNS entries ,like Forward Bias and Reverse Bias properly ,forward bias converts Hostname to Ip address and Reverse Bias converts Ip address to Hostname.
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