Conditional Forwarder Master Servers lack DNS suffix

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Greg Stigers, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Greg Stigers

    Greg Stigers Guest

    We have our 2008 domain trusting their domain abc.local. On our DNS,
    we have a conditional forwarder to their domain abc.local. We have entered
    three masters servers as provided to us, and believe these to be correct. In
    our trust, these appear as DCs and DNS Servers, and their naming convention
    is consistent with DCs. But under Master Servers on the domain entries
    properties under Conditional Forwards in DNS Manager, where it lists IP
    Address and Server FQDN, their server names only appear as hostnames,
    without the DNS suffix of their domain. Shouldn't this in fact be the FQDN?

    I'm not sure if this is a symptom, but when first opening the conditional
    forwarder's properties, the servers appear one at a time, each in turn after
    a ten to fifteen second wait. That just doesn't seem right.
    Greg Stigers, MCSE
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    Greg Stigers, Aug 14, 2009
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  2. You will need to add abc.local to your server's and all machines on your
    side as a Search Suffix.


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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 15, 2009
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  3. I forgot to add, that it may be possible that on their end, their own
    servers may not be registered correctly in their own Nameservers tab in
    their DNS server properties. But the search suffix on your side will be
    necessary for your client side resolver to properly devolve queries that may
    possibly be in their zone.

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 15, 2009
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