auto switch between two conditionel forwarders

MOUNTADAR, Issam 116 Reputation points

Hello Team,

we had an issue a few weeks back regarding a link to a webpage of a client, after checking i found out that we have two conditionel forwards configured, so i changed the order to have the second one in the first place, and then the link was reachable.

i want to know if there is way to switch automatically between the two conditional forwarders in case one of them is not resolving.

thank you in advanced

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  1. Hania Lian 10,846 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    By default, client queries the DNS server.The DNS server immediately forwards the query to its first conditional forwarder. After <forwarder_timeout> seconds, if the first conditional forwarder does not reply, the DNS server queries the second conditional forwarder, and so on.
    Refer to this document for details:
    So I think that there is a high probability that conditional forwarders cannot be automatically switched. You can only switch manually.

    Hope the information is helpful.


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  2. MOUNTADAR, Issam 116 Reputation points

    Hello Hania,

    Thank you for your reply, i was check the documentation you sent me, i have another question i cant find the RecursionTimeout (in the registry) in our DNS server (the local dns server wiche uses the two conditional forwarders), is it normal ?

    Thank you


  3. MOUNTADAR, Issam 116 Reputation points

    Hello Hania,

    We are using a windows server 2019, and i cant find recursion in the registry.


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