Server 2008 dns forward issue

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am setting up 2008 server runing AD, DNS & DHCP.
This will replace an existing 2003 server running AD, DNS & DHCP.

I have set the new 2008 server up as a "new" AD, DNS, DHCP server.

When I try to configure DNS forwarding on my new 2008 server, I do not get the options i used to get on the old 2003 server.

This server needs to talk to another server, and previously (as attached) i have set up a DNS domain, to forward traffic for my other domain to that server's ip.

EG DOMAIN.internal to its ip address
and the "All other other DNS domains" box, I have forwarded traffic to my isp's dns.

I can't seem to work out how to do this in 2003?
Any ideas? Or suggestions of a different way to do this?
Question by:Jammydixon2k
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment


    Open DNS Manager.
    In the console tree, click the applicable DNS server. Where? DNS/Applicable DNS server
    On the Action menu, click Properties.
    On the Forwarders tab, click Edit.
    Type the IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of a forwarder, and then click OK


    Author Comment

    If I add the ip as a forwarder, it is not effective unless it is the first entry

    If I add "domain.internal" as a forwarder, it is not found (as this is not on my local lan, but on the wan)

    I can leave this connecting to, but I really don't want to do this, as I am then pushing all my internet traffic across my wan, and then to my isp??
    LVL 59

    Accepted Solution

    You need to setup Conditional forwarders to the other domain.

    Featured Post

    Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

    Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

    Join & Write a Comment

    We recently had an issue where out of nowhere, end users started indicating that their logins to our terminal server were just showing a "blank screen." After checking the usual suspects -- profiles, shell=explorer.exe in the registry, userinit.exe,…
    I was supporting a handful of Windows 2008 (non-R2) 2 node clusters with shared quorum disks. Some had SQL 2008 installed and some were just a vendor application that we supported. For the purposes of this article it doesn’t really matter which so w…
    This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
    This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…

    754 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now