A client we help has a small office, one Windows Server, and a FortiGate. The server has some DNS Server problems. Would it be possible and wise to turn uninstall the Windows Server DNS and to instead use the FortiGate for DNS? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Windows Server acting as DNS server vs. the FortiGate acting as DNS server?
If you're using Fortigate DNS, you'll have built-in security features like DNS filtering, threat prevention, and firewall integration. If you're using Active Directory, sticking with Windows DNS is usually the better option. For a small office with simple needs, FortiGate's DNS might be sufficient. If DNS security features like filtering are a priority, FortiGate has built-in capabilities.
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