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I have a simple Windows 2008 r2 server running DNS for my home office. I want to have it use the internet guide and resolve against that. What do i have to do to my DNS server to make that happen?
Answer by RotBlitz · Feb 25, 2012 at 07:31 PM
The configuration steps provide some information, but not so much for Windows servers. Do not use the Dyn Update Client's function to enable the Internet Guide. This configures only your local connection settings, not your Windows server DNS settings.
You'll want to configure 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 as DNS forwarding servers on your server.
Start > Administrative Tools > DNS > Forwarders
If you want a defense plan, you'll want to delete any "Root Hints" at this occasion.
Also, configure 127.0.0.1 as the only DNS server address in the TCP/IPv4 connection properties of the server.
Now configure your DHCP server to give out the Windows server's address as the only DNS server address to be used on clients.
Now flush both, your local resolver caches and your browser caches, on all computers.
That's it. You can now configure your defense plan and also an Update Client on the server. Best is to use the official Dyn Update Client or Marc's Updater, because these run as Windows services and do not require a user to be logged on or so.