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How to configure a DNS Server's NIC

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I'm configuring a Windows Server 2008 as a Domain Controller (+ DNS) for a new domain; its static IP address is 192.168.1.21.  This may be a simple question but my attempts to find a clear answer have not been successful.

QUESTION 1:
How should I configure the Preferred DNS on this server's NIC?  Should I point it to itself (ie 192.168.1.21) or to the ISP's DNS1 / public DNS (eg 8.8.8.8)?

QUESTION 2:
How should I configure the Alternate DNS on this server's NIC?  Should I leave it blank or should I assign it to the ISP's DNS 1 / public DNS (eg 8.8.8.8)?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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kevdines earned 200 total points
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Hi rgschultz65,

As it's a DC:

1) The Primary DNS server should be itself
2) The Secondary DNS server should be blank (but another internal DNS server won't /hurt/)

There are plently of possibilities, but it sounds like you'll want to add your ISP's DNS servers as Forwarders in the DNSMgmt.msc console,

HTH,

Kev
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Exactly what I was looking for...clear & concise...THANKS!
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