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How do I use my Windows DNS server on my .local domain

Last Modified: 2020-11-25
I am setting up a UBUNTU 20.04 vm and I am having an issue with the DNS. I can lookup external machines like www.yahoo.com just fine. But if I want to look up my local machine on my .local network like accounting.mydomain.local it will not do a name lookup. How can I set the Ubuntu vm so it uses my Windows DNS server on mydomain.local to do name resolution for local domain machines?   I am a bit confused on which file to modify and where.

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