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Configure DNS server forwarders

Updated: March 2, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Configure DNS server forwarders based on the forwarders method established on your network.

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group.

To configure DNS server forwarders

  1. If your network uses root hints as the forwarders method, you do not need to perform any additional options. Root hints are automatically configured during installation. Do not continue to step 2.

  2. If you need to configure forwarders, open the DNS snap-in and continue to step 3.

  3. In the console tree, right-click ComputerName (where ComputerName is the computer name of the domain controller), and then click Properties.

  4. In the ComputerName Properties sheet (where ComputerName is the name of the domain controller), on the Forwarders tab, select the Enable forwarders check box.

  5. In the IP address box, type IpAddress (where IpAddress is the IP address of the DNS server or nearest replication partner from which the domain is delegated), click Add, and then click OK.

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