configure win server 2008 or router with DNS

November 2, 2011 at 14:45:39
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there,

I am planning to set up a small testing environment for learning purposes. I have a server, modem router and pc, and would like to know where do I set my ISP DNS?

My current config which works fine is: pc>router - where router has all configs.

I only plan to use the server to test AD etc and not for web hosting. DHCP will also be configured in my server.

I have now hooked up the server>router>pc.

Do I need to configure the server DNS (currently 127.0.0.1) with my ISP DNS or does that info go only in the router?

Many thanks.


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November 2, 2011 at 14:47:30
you point the workstation at the servers ip address for dns not the internet or gateway
you leave 127.0.0.1 in the servers workstation tcp/ip properties. thats fine.
you add the isp dns servers ips to the forwarders

pretty straight forward all in all.

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November 2, 2011 at 15:29:34
ok thanks for your response. so to confirm if i want to have internet access i will need to leave the router configured with the ISP DNS?

sorry i don't understand 'forwarders'?


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November 2, 2011 at 16:05:50
You leave the router alone.

If you load the mmc dns module to administer the MS DNS server you will see forwarders which is not to be confused with forward lookup zone.

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