RE: Off Topic - DNS Server on Windows 2000

  • From: Víctor Hugo Naranjo Borja <victorn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 09:17:16 -0500

Delete ?.? (Root Zone) in Forward Lookup Zone, then restart DNS Server
service and the Check Box for Forwarders is enabled.

In Forwarders add the IP address of your ISP?s DNS

Set the clients to your internal DNS


This resolve your problem..



-----Original Message-----
From: Technical Support [mailto:tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:02 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] Off Topic - DNS Server on Windows 2000

Hi All


I have lost a staff member and have therefore been thrown in at the deep


I am not great with DNS and I have the following problem.


A windows 2000 server configured as a PDC running DNS.


The clients are a mixture of NT4 and windows 2000 professional.


If I set the clients to use the DNS server to resolve the names then
they are unable to connect to the Internet. "Error could not find
server". If I configure the clients to use the ISP DNS server Internet
works without a problem.


I have looked at the DNS setup on the server and found a tab where you
can enter forwarder details. This is greyed out so I can not add the ISP
DNS servers in here.


The end result is that clients can either browse the Internet or browse
the lan but not both.


Has this been setup wrong? How can I resolve this problem?


Many thanks for any suggestions


Frustrated Admin

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