DNS Root Hints

I have an SBS 2008 server. In the DNS configuration, should I use forwarders to my WAN router or ISP DNS, or just root hints. If the server is set to use just root hints, does something need to be entered or modified on the Root Hints tab of the DNS server properties, or will it work with the pre-filled FQDNs? I ask because none of the IP addresses for the existing names is listed. They all say "Unknown".
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Rob WilliamsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The default with SBS was to use forwarders and now with SBS 2008 root hints is the default. You will get all sorts of arguments as to which is better. Both work fine, but if using forwarders check the box on the forwarders in the DNS management console to"use root hits if forwarder is not available". If you run the best practice analyzer and root hints is enabled you get will get a warning to that effect but it is fine. As for configuring the DNS options, running the connect to the Internet wizard and set up my Internet address wizard will automatically configure all options for you, However (if not a migration) it will be configured to use root hints. The root hint servers will automatically populate over time as contacted.
We always use forwarders to the ISP DNS. Keeps it simple.
westoneAuthor Commented:
Thanks RobWill
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks westone.
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