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Can I use a TZ470 as a secondary DNS server in a Windows domain?

Simon_WeelSimon_Weel Enthusiast ✭✭

I'm about to retire an old server running Windows 2008 R2. This machine acts as a secondary DNS server for the domain. While technically I don't need two DNS servers, it is good practice to have a fall back in case the primary DNS server (i.e. the Domain Controller) fails. My first thought is to use the TZ470 as a replacement, so I did some searching on how to configure it as a secondary / slave DNS server. While there's a lot info about configuring DNS, I haven't found anything about using it as a secondary DNS server. Or maybe I'm looking for the wrong thing. Anyway, is this possible and if yes, how to configure things?

Category: Mid Range Firewalls

Best Answer

    BWCBWC Cybersecurity Overlord ✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    @Simon_Weel DNS on the Firewall is just a resolver (proxy) not an authoritative DNS, therefore it cannot be used as a slave.



  • IT_BrianIT_Brian Newbie ✭

    Not entirely what you asked, but if you are using AD you'd want at least 2 DCs, and each would have DNS role so my money is on DNS settings point to DC1 and DC2.

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