Windows DNS Server - Forwarding mode only

Lanky Doodle 226 Reputation points


Is it at all possible to install the DNS Server role but in forwarding mode only?

We have many other DNS Servers locally but I have a requirement to have the DNS Server role on an additional Server that I don't want other devices to EVER use for resolution - only 1 should use it...

LANIP1 > WAN1 > VPN > WAN2 > LANIP2 > DNS > LANIP3,4,5,6

Only LANIP1 from the remote side of the VPN should be able to use LANIP2, which just forwards requests to LANIP3,4,5,6

Does that make sense? Basically I don't want to open up all my internal DNS Servers to remote side of the S2S VPN.


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Windows DHCP
Windows: A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). A communications protocol that lets network administrators manage centrally and automate the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in an organization's network.
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