mulitple dns server problem in Windows 2000

Danny Mayer mayer at
Tue Mar 27 02:45:02 UTC 2001

         You need to ask Microsoft. You are using their software and are dependent
on how they implemented the lookups to the listed nameservers in the Registry.


At 01:22 PM 3/25/01, Jimi  Thompson wrote:
>If I recall correctly, Win2K only has places for 2 DNS servers to be
>configured.  I think that if you cut back the number of  DNS severs offered
>that this will solve your problem.  You will probably want to check this
>though, as I have slept several times since I last configured Network
>Properties in Win2K.
>David Curwin <dcurwin at> wrote in message
>news:99lana$6o1 at
> > We have a Windows NT network with a number of Windows 2000 workstations
> > servers.  Our DHCP server gives 3 DNS servers to clients. The first one is
> > UNIX DNS server that is is in our own network. The second two are the DNS
> > servers of our ISP. The UNIX DNS server points to the ISP DNS server, and
> > only holds records for a number of machines inside our own network.
> >
> > The problem is that the W2K machines can not ping or otherwise access any
> > the computers that are only registered on the local DNS server. When we
> > to access them we get "unknown host <computer name>." However, when we use
> > nslookup to get a listing for those same machines, we get the correct IP
> > address.
> >
> > We don't have this problem from the NT 4 machines, and on the W2K machines
> > when we manually enter the DNS servers and put less than three DNS
> > we can ping the machines listed in the local DNS.
> >
> > Anyone have any ideas?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

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