How to create domain controller with separated DNS server ?

Hello there,

I would like to create a DC but I would like to use my network router to handle all DnsQueries.

I don't really want Windows to handle DNS, So I would like all the DNS queries to be forward back and forth  to my router .

Can someone show me step by step instructions on how we can do that ?

Thank you
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Do note that whatever you use for DNS must be able to answer questions about your AD domain.

By all means use your Router as a Forwarder in MS DNS, but do not give it out to clients and expect your domain to work properly, it really won't.


go to server options under DHCP and change the DNS server to the one you need

use think step by step guide

best regards
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Henrik JohanssonSystems engineerCommented:
Ensure that the DNS server can handle SRV-records in _msdcs and the other special DNS subdomains (_tcp, _udp, _sites).
If DNS in router can't handle the AD-data, you should use MS DNS. As Chris said, use DC as primary DNS for all internal clients and configure the DC to use forwarders to forward unresolved queries for other domains to router or ISP server.
atigrisAuthor Commented:
Thank you Chris, you are right.
Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Most routers (in my experience) can't host zones at all, they tend to be very simple, which is where I think it'll come unstuck unfortunately.

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