I am looking to set up a windows 2008 DNS server in our environment to resolve approx. ten or fifteen static host records for hosts in our domain. For example, Host1.fargo.k12.ok.us For all other host query’s, regardless of FQDN, I would like to have this DNS server forward them to our AD integrated DNS.
I have attempted this by bringing up a DNS server, creating a fargo.k12.ok.us zone and creating a few records but can’t seem to get it to forward DNS query’s for other hosts in the fargo.k12.ok.us domain. Instead nslookup returns a DNS request time out. Timeout was 2 seconds. However, I am able to resolve hosts NOT in my domain, google.com or even hosts in my parent domain.
I have confirmed that I have fowardes set on the server and have attempted adding aditional Nname servers in that zone.
What’s the best way to accomplish this? I’ve never set up a rouge DNS server, so this is a learning experience!
The reasoning behind this has to do with the fact that if a Windows 7 laptop can resolve a fileserver’s IP, it will not allow you to access offline files that are synchronized from that sever. Our VPN cannot communicate with their local file server, but because it uses our internal DNS to resolve the hostname of the file server….the VPN user cannot access there offline files. We limit that communication because of slow air card connections our folks use. It worked great in XP, guess they “improved” this feature.