Configure Name Resolution on a VPN Server

Updated: April 30, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

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

During the VPN connection process, VPN clients receive the IP addresses of DNS and WINS servers. VPN clients that are capable of sending a DHCPINFORM message, including all currently supported versions of Windows, get their DNS and WINS server IP addresses from the DHCP server. Other VPN clients inherit the DNS and WINS server IP addresses configured on the VPN server.

For information about configuring DNS and WINS addresses on your RRAS server interfaces, see Configure TCP/IP on the VPN Server.