Configure Name Resolution on a VPN Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

If you use Domain Name System (DNS) to resolve intranet host names or Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) to resolve intranet NetBIOS names, manually configure the virtual private network (VPN) server with the IP addresses of the appropriate DNS and WINS servers.

During the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection setup process, VPN clients receive the IP addresses of DNS and WINS servers. By default, the VPN clients inherit the DNS and WINS server IP addresses configured on the VPN server. However, VPN clients that are capable of sending a DHCPINFORM message (computers running Windows ServerĀ® 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, or Windows XP) get their DNS and WINS server IP addresses from the DHCP server.