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How do I set up DNS for my internal domain?

Expert Laura E. Hunter shows a reader how to set up Windows 2000 as an internal DNS server for an internal domain.

I have a small network at home, Windows 2000 server with Windows XP clients. I have a cable modem and my ISP changes the IP Address once a day. How do I set up DNS for my domain (internal only)? Without it, logon is slow, but with it I can browse the Internet on the server. For the clients I can ping the server but not see or ping Internet addresses or browse the Internet.
You can set up Windows 2000 as an internal DNS server for an internal domain (*.home.local or something), and configure the internal server to forward non-local requests to your ISP's DNS. Check out MS KB Article 315982 for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315982&sd=tech.
This was last published in March 2004

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