DNS Conditional forwarders with Mikrotik RouterOS

If you have been following some of my recent articles, you may have noticed that I am covering a few topics which are typical for joining multiple environments together.

One of these topics has been setting up DNS forwarding based on a per zone basis. This is a typical requirement for Active Directory Domain trusts and other related tasks.

This article will cover how to set up a DNS conditional forwarder on a RouterOS based device.

In this example, I will be using the below details

RouterOS Version:                  5.15
RouterOS IP Address:     
Example.com DNS server IP Address:
Domain.com DNS server IP Address:

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

There comes a time when you may be required to integrate a more complex DNS infrastructure other than a policy of  “all requests come here and then go out to the web” for resolution.

Lets say, you work at Company X which operates a Windows DNS infrastructure of “domain.com”. Changes are you run a very similar principle to the above. Perhaps your DNS servers are your Active Directory Domain Controllers and when they are unable to resolve an address of something.domain.com, it simply forwards the DNS query out into the ether (perhaps this might go to your ISP or even direct to the root DNS servers around the world).
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