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Basic Networking DNS Question

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Just inherited a 4 server setup -- 1 DC (2008 R2), 1 Terminal Server, 1 App server and 1 SQL server.  Only the DC has an outside IP address, plus and inside (192.168.1.50).  The other servers are all addressed locally, 192.168.1.110 - 112.  The Router address is 192.168.1.1.

My question -- this was previously set up so the three inside servers had a DNS 1 pointing to the router (192.x.x.1) and DNS 2 pointing to the DC,  which is hosting DNS (192.x.x.50).  In the past, I would only use DNS1 pointing to the router on all servers and workstations -- is there an advantage to setting up my DNS to read both IP addresses?   If so, what order?

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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BillBondo

You would think the router would have the outside address, acting like a gateway.  What kind of router? I would just use the DC for DNS.
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Thanks for the comments guys -- Bill I was using the word router and meant gateway.  Our gateway has the leased IP plus outside DNS servers on the WAN and 192.168.1.1 for the LAN.  

JR -- am i right in saying you think I should have my workstation and servers point to the inside address of the DC hosting DNS rather than pointing it to the GW?
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jramsier

Yes you are correct , I would test it before going live with the settings changes through.  I have seen some techs make some wierd settings for a specific reason and if you change them all, they all might be broken can cause more issues, although you are tring to fix it.
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Thanks everyone!