Configuring Your Windows DNS Server to Use Your Local ISP's DNS Server

Note: You will likely need to engage your company’s internal IT/Networking team(s) to modify your networking settings to successfully complete a ping and tracert to
Follow these steps:

The following screenshots assume you are using a Windows DNS.

  1. Open your Domain Management (dnsmgmt) console. Right-click your Domain Server and select Properties.
    DNS Window
  2. In the Properties tab , select Forwarders.
    Forwarders Properties
  3. The forwarders should be for All other DNS domains, and should have IP addresses for your upstream ISP provider. The ones above are for CenturyLink in Denver, CO.
  4. From a Command prompt, enter the following to confirm you are receiving an improved response:


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