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Best practice for setting up DNS on Sonicwall

Hello Experts!

We have a few scenarios where I need to understand what the best practices should be for DNS at the firewall level.

Scenario 1: Windows server environments where SonicWALL doesn't handle DHCP or DNS, but rather Windows Server does. What should the DNS settings point to: a) the Windows DNS servers or b) Public DNS servers (ISP, etc.).

Scenario 2: Windows server doesn't exist or at least is not handling DHCP/DNS in the environment and SonicWALL is handling both DHCP or DNS. I'd assume DNS should be point to Public DNS servers (ISP, etc.).

Thanks!
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Peter Wilson

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Peter Wilson

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so no matter what I should be setting up the DNS to point to public ones? What about for site to site vpn traffic where there are two windows servers running DHCP?
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Yes, if Windows is handing out DHCP is should be handing out DNS as well.
Peter Wilson

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Great. Thanks! Your detailed response and  thorough knowledge was warmly welcomed.
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