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What are the optimum DNS settings to use?

We have 3 DNS servers here and I was curious about the correct settings in my network connections. We'll say the servers are named server1, server2 and server 3. On server1 should the Preferred dns be set to server 1 and alternate server 2, and on server 2 the preferred be itself, server2 and alternate say server3? We are only using our internal but our isp with a business account has dns servers, should they be used too?
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Well some people would say use one DNS server as your primary but I point all of my DNS servers to themselves then other servers as secondary DNS servers.

Once you have that setup you need to setup DNS Forwarding on all DNS servers.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323380
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