Creating a DNS Stub Zone in Windows Server 2003/2008/2012

Step 6. Master DNS Servers

Here we can enter a list of known DNS servers for the new domain we wish to forward to.
Simply enter the IP address(es) of the other domain to the list. It will validate itself once you add it to the list.

It is important to add all known DNS servers here for redundancy reasons. As I only have the one Domain Controller I only have one address to add.
Click Next to Continue.

See below screen shot

New Domain Wizard - 05 - Master Servers


Step 7. Finished

Step 7 isn’t really a step, however should everything have been successful you should be finished with the final window.

See screen shot below.

New Domain Wizard - 09 - Reverse Complete


Step 9. Consistency

As stated above with the forward lookup zone, if you are looking for complete transparency of both networks, you should repeat steps 1-8 on the network to point to

This will result in, not only being able to resolve hosts in the network (as we have completed above), but also be able to resolve hosts from any host as well.


I hope this article has been useful and informative. Should you have any questions or comments, please leave a comment below, or email me directly.

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