Configuring Forwarding zones - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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You can configure a DNS server to forward queries to specific forwarders on a zone-by-zone basis. In Windows, this is known as conditional forwarding. In Address Manager, this is known as a forwarding zone.

When you import a conditional forwarder from a Managed Windows DNS server, the following data is added during the import process:
  • The zone with two deployment roles: a forwarder role assigned to the Managed Windows server, and a primary role assigned to the other DNS server (assuming that the primary is not managed from Address Manager).
  • An Other DNS server object that represents the external DNS server.

To create a forwarding zone:

  1. Create an Other DNS server in Address Manager. This external server represents the server hosting the destination zone for the forwarded queries.
  2. Create the DNS zone in Address Manager. The DNS zone represents the destination zone for the forwarded queries.
  3. Assign the primary deployment role to the server hosting the forwarding zone.
  4. OPTIONAL—Assign the secondary deployment role to any additional servers that will be forwarding the query.
  5. Assign the Forwarder deployment role to the server hosting the forwarding zone.
    Note: Address Manager does not support Conditional Forwarding zones stored in Active Directory, so it cannot import them or deploy them. However, any Conditional Forwarding zones stored in Active Directory are not affected during deployment.