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Windows Server "Longhorn" Nugget #2

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I set out on a mission a couple of months ago to post  more about under-the-radar features in Windows Server "Longhorn"......there are a lot. 

So I was messing around with some DNS settings earlier today.....as I needed to setup some conditional forwarders.  To my pleasant surprise, I didnt need to drill into the properties of the DNS server to configure forwarder.....but rather the new interface has a node just for setting up conditional forwarders.  See?

COnditional Forwarders in DNS

 

Pretty neat? One part that I particuarly enjoyed was that it validated that the forwarder I typed in......what's more - I can choose to replicate this conditional forwarder to all my other servers that support AD-Integrated zones.

Cheers,

 

Ward

 

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  • Hey Ward,

    Another tasty nugget I wrote about in an article on Longhorn was the rebirth of the System Configuration tool.  This little guy hasn't seen the "official" light of day since Windows 98.

    Brian

  • Hi Ward,

    AD-Integrated Forwarders are also available in Windows Server 2003. You only need to create the conditional forwarder using dnscmd.exe, afterwards youll see the forwarder in the MMC as DS-integrated. However new in Longhorn is that you are finally able to configure them in the MMC as well.

    dnscmd /ZoneAdd myexample.net /DsForwarder 10.1.2.3

    <img width="50%" height="50%" src="http://www.windowsserverfaq.org/weblog/ds-forwarder.jpg">

    Ulf B. Simon-Weidner
    http://msmvps.com/ulfbsimonweidner