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Workstation Primary & Secondary DNS

Yann Shukor
Yann Shukor asked
Last Modified: 2015-10-09

My networked Windows workstation has two DNS servers referenced in its IP config

The first, primary, DNS server is our local network's DNS server, the secondary,

If I ping a remote server, that isn't referenced by our local network's DNS server thern I don't obtain any responses

If, while seated in front of a PC that has as it's primary DNS server, I do the same, my pings all get a response back

Why is it that the secondary DNS server, configured on my PC, doesn't kick in to take ove where the primary one failed ?

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