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how to add a DNS forwarder to an application server?


I need to add a dns forwarder to an application server and I'm not sure how to do this since it's not an actual DNS server? I need this particular application server to query DNS records from 2 different domains. It's server 2008.
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JamesSenior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
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If you add the DNS Server IP addresses to the IP Schema on the Application Server it will then be able to query records DNS records from the 2 domains.
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Well you can't if you want to DNS Forward then you need to have DNS installed.

What you can do it have DNS Forwarders setup on your DNS server with the domain to forward too. You then point App server to the DNS servers that have these forwarders in there.
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Having two DNS servers in the TCP\IP properties will allow you to query for both domains only one DNS server will be used.

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JBOND, how do I add them to the IP schema? what exactly do you mean?

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Dariusq,
   I have two DNS servers listed in the TCP/IP properties, however if the first one in domain A comes back with no entries fond it does not try to cantact the second one without a forwarder. Correct?
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Correct the second DNS server is used sparsely having both doesn't mean that the local machine knows where DNS server to contact for each of the domains you have listed.

You must put a DNS Conditional Forwarder on your Domain A DNS servers to point DomainB

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