We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Determine if Server 2016 DNS is set to forward external IP address requests to public DNS servers

Last Modified: 2017-11-06
How can I determine if a Server 2016 DNS server is set to forward external IP address requests to public DNS servers on the internet?

An organization I consult for currently has these DNS server addresses assigned to client computers via DHCP: (internal IP address of primary domain controller (PDC) (secondary DNS server IP address) (third DNS server IP)

I would like to change this DHCP DNS scope to be: (internal IP address of primary domain controller (PDC) (internal IP address of second Active Directory domain controller) (third DNS server IP address)

This second set of DNS server addresses will provide better redundancy in case the primary domain controller (PDC) goes down.

But before doing this I want to test these two Server 2016 domain controller DNS servers to make sure that they will forward any external IP addresses to the public internet.

How can this type of testing or evaluation be done?
Watch Question
Director of Information Technology
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 6 Answers and 6 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE