|I am currently running Windows Server 2008 R2. I have installed the DNS Server role on the server. Upon installation of the DNS Server role, the server has set the DNS connection settings for IPv4 as the loopback address (127.0.0.1). There is no alternate DNS Server set up under the IPv4 settings.|
Accessing the DNS Server under administrative tools on the server, I was able to find the forwarding settings under properties. The settings were set to forward unfound DNS requests to the router (thus the router would forward these requests to my ISP DNS Servers). In order to test my DNS Server, I deleted this forwarding address(router ip address), saved my settings, and attempted to connect to a website. My web address was resolved and I was able to connect to the website.
As I type this I think I may be realizing my problem, however, how was my DNS Server able to locate the ISP DNS Servers if I removed the forwarding address. (which was the router)?
Afternote: Was my DNS Server able to resolve the IP Address because it was stored in the cache? Could this be why the DNS Server was able to resolve the request?