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Using Forwarders on a Windows Server

LockDown32 asked
Last Modified: 2015-10-02
I have always been told to use your ISP's DNSs as forwarders on Windows DNS Servers. Today there was a EventID 5504 in the event log and on of the articles from Microsoft says to turn off forwarders. That =kind of shocked me. So should you or should you not use forwarders on a Windows DNS Server?

   I was surprised removing them the internet still worked. What does it use for resolution if it isn't forwarders?
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