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Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS error

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I have installed a single 2008 R2 server as an Active Domain Controller and when I run the Best Practices Analyser I get the error - " DNS servers on Local Area Connection should include the loopback address, but not as the first entry". I have set DNS1 to the computers IP '192.168.1.199' and DNS2 to the loopback '127.0.0.1'. I'm not sure what the error message means. Does it mean I should set DNS1 to an external DNS address? There is only one DNS machine on this network so any other entry would have to be external. When I do that I get many more errors.
Can anyone tell me what I'm missing in this configuration?
Thank you
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you have it set up properly, you might also get another bpa warning about having more than 1 dns server in case the primary one goes down ...
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Hi,

Ok for your DNs ipv4 conf.
But what about your IPV6 stack ?
have you configured a fixed IPV6 adresse (like fd::1 / 64 ) with fd::1 or ::1 as dns ?

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It looks like you configured it perfectly. If you have only one DNS server this is the way.
IPv6 can just be left on DHCP if you don't got a ipv6 address of your ISP
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Thank you all for your help. The IPv6 is set by the default installation to ::1 but I don't think this is a factor for my DNS operation here.
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