I am missing the forwarder and Root Hints tabs in DNS 5.0.

A. This is caused if your server thinks it is the root server in the domain, and will hence have a "." zone. To enable the forwarder you need to delete this zone from your server:

  1. Start the DNS Management MMC snap-in (Start - Programs - Administrative Tools - DNS Management)
  2. Expand the server, expand Forward Lookup Zones and select "."
  3. Right click and select Delete
  4. Click Yes to the confirmation
  5. Stop and Start the DNS manager and the tabs are available

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This can also be done from the command line using:

C:\&gt; <b>dnscmd /ZoneDelete . /DsDel</b>

The /DsDel is required if the zone is Active Directory integrated

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