The DNS server encountered a “forwarders” directive in with no forwarding addresses in file %1 at line %2. Although the DNS server will continue running it will not be able to forward unresolved queries to the forwarders. To correct the problem, in the DNS console select the server in the console tree, then from the Action menu, click Properties and click the Forwarders tab. Add IP addresses for forwarders. For more information, see “Using forwarders” in the online Help.

Details
Product: Windows Operating System
Event ID: 1203
Source: DNS
Version: 5.0
Symbolic Name: DNS_EVENT_NO_FORWARDING_ADDRESSES
Message: The DNS server encountered a “forwarders” directive in with no forwarding addresses in file %1 at line %2. Although the DNS server will continue running it will not be able to forward unresolved queries to the forwarders. To correct the problem, in the DNS console select the server in the console tree, then from the Action menu, click Properties and click the Forwarders tab. Add IP addresses for forwarders. For more information, see “Using forwarders” in the online Help.
   
Explanation

If you are using a boot file to boot the DNS server and plan to use forwarders to resolve queries outside your domain, the names and IP addresses of the forwarders must be defined in the boot file. If you are using DNS Manager to resolve queries outside your domain, the names and IP addresses of the forwarders must be defined in the DNS Server Properties dialog box.

   
User Action

Edit the boot file that contains the name and the IP addresses of the forwarders:

1. In Windows Explorer, go to the Systemroot\System32\Dns folder.
2. Double-click the boot file, and then select Notepad to open it.
3. Scroll down to the Forwarders command line.
4. Enter the IP addresses of the DNS servers that are used to resolve queries outside your domain. You can include more than one server on the line. For example:

forwarders 192.249.249.1 192.249.249.2

If you decide not to use forwarders, you must disable the Forwarder command in the boot file. For example:

;forwarders 192.249.249.1 192.249.249.2

To edit the forwarders using DNS Manager:

1. In DNS Manager, right-click the specified server name.
2. Click Properties, and then click the Forwarders tab.
3. Type the IP addresses of the forwarders.

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