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Forward lookup zone error

When I create a Forward lookup zone on windows 2003 server  I get the following error.

The wizard failed to set the forwarders.
The IP address is invalid.

I want to use this zone for intranet web site access.

How solve the problem?

Thanks

ayha
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Review in your DNS management console, Forwarders tab and check if those IPs are valid.
You may use your current ISP DNS servers or any publicly available like Google (8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4)
After that, try to create zone once again

Regards,
Krzysztof
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ayha1999Author Commented:
when I tried 8.8.8.8, it no error and also no error with 127.0.0.1 but when use dns server ip, I get the above mentioned error. dns and ad are on the same server.
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Just a second, please :)
In forwarders section you will only set up IP address of external DNS servers, do not use loopback interface (127.0.0.1 and internal DNS server). Forwaredrs are only for resolving the Internet names.

Check this article about setting up forwarders at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323380

Krzysztof
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ayha1999Author Commented:
I was follwoing the following link to set up an intranet web site.

http://www.simongibson.com/intranet/dns2003/

for the internal website, I am trying to prevent forwarding outside.
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
OK, then choose the second option "No, it should not forward queries" :) option

Krzysztof
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Oh, and one more thing. Does this server host also your domain zone ? If so, you cannot set up additional zone(s) without the Internet access. Forwarders are set up per DNS server, not per zone. When you enable that on your domain DNS server, your users will loose the Internet access!

In this case, you need to install DNS server on another server and then you can configure that zone and disallow the Internet access.

Krzysztof
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ayha1999Author Commented:
I am using a sever for test purpose. yesterday I followed the above link, configured and access an internal website as www.mycompany.com and the internet at the same time. when I type www.mycompany.com didn't forward to outside dns and others forward. in the foward zone I created a host record as mentioned in the link. since I deleted the website today and recreated I faced the dns creation erro as I mentioned in the post.
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ayha1999Author Commented:
It worked in the in the same server where AD and DNS installed and can access the internet too.

Thanks.
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