|Data type||Range||Default value|
|REG_DWORD||0 | 1||0|
Determines whether the DNS server forwards queries about delegated subzones to servers outside of its authoritative zone. This entry is used only when the delegated subzone is within the DNS server's authoritative zone, even though the primary server for the subzone is in another zone.
By default, when the DNS server receives a query for a name outside its authoritative zone, it forwards the query to a similarly-named server in another zone. However, when it receives a query for a delegated subzone, and the subzone is within the DNS server's zone (even when the primary server for the site is in another zone), it sends the query directly to the subzone, and does not forward it. When the value of this entry is 1, the DNS server forwards queries for delegated subzones to other servers, just as it does for names in other zones.
You might consider adding this entry and setting it to 1 if the delegation was at a remote site that was more easily reached by a remote server.
|0||The DNS server sends queries about delegated subzones that are within its authoritative zone directly to the subzone. It does not forward them.|
|1||The DNS server forwards all name queries about delegated subzones to servers in other zones.|
To change the value of this entry, use Dnscmd.exe, a tool included with the Windows 2000 Support Tools. The change is effective immediately; you do not have to restart the DNS server.
DNS reads its registry entries only when it starts. You can change entries while the DNS server is running by using Dnscmd.exe. If you change entries by editing the registry, the changes are not effective until you restart the DNS server.
Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry, such as Dnscmd.exe.
This entry is used only when forwarding is enabled. If the value of Forwarders does not contain at least one valid IP address, this entry is ignored.