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I cannot access a few web pages from my network with my new 2008 R2 Foundation server. It is our only AD and DNS server in the network.  When i point my workstation to an external DNS, like 8.8.8.8 it works fine. Trying ping the webpages says "Ping request could not find host www.etrade.com. Please check the name and try again."

Any ideas?
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When i tried to add the NS for etrade, it would not work because I am unable to see the Etrade NS.
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You just need to add DNS forwarders to your ISP or to 8.8.8.8, 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2
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I entered google.com as the DNS name and 8.8.8.8 as the fowarder. I added them as a conditional fowarder but when we tried to access the bad site it redirected to msn.com somehow.
before I did the fowarder I entered 8.8.8.8 as a secondary DNS server in my network connection settings and i was able to get to etrade through the server but not through the workstations.

Doing this same operation for the secondary DNS server on the workstations did not resolve the issue either.
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You just need to add the IP address not the DNS name.

Read the link http://www.petri.co.il/configure_dns_forwarding.htm
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In server 2008, I have to add a domain name or I cannot save the change.
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You should NOT have to add a domain name.
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