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  • DNS Problem

    Hello people,

    Having a problem with SBS 2003 server that can't seem to resolve or takes a long time to resolve external DNS queeries.

    Server is set up with one nic and is a DC.

    IP 192.168.0.2 - Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 - Gateway 192.168.0.1
    DNS 192.168.0.2 - wins 192.168.0.2

    The problem started with clients taking ages to open web pages but I added the gateway address to the DNS servers in the DHCP scope which cured the problem.

    I'm thinking adding the gateway address in to the alternate DNS entry in the nic will more than likely cure the problem but I'd like to know if this is standard practice. The reason for asking is I have various Servers set up the same way and have never had to add the gateway address either into the server nic or into the scope options in DHCP.

    Am I just masking a problem by doing this or is that the way it should be set up?

    Could anyone clarify?

    Cheers

  • #2
    Re: DNS Problem

    Are you using the Wizards to configure all this or are you doing it manually like one normally does on a standard Windows Server 2003?

    Do your workstations get Dynamic IPs from the SBS Server or have you seup Static IPs?
    Do you connect the workstations with the Connect Computer Wizard (http://servername/connectcomputer ) or do you connect them manually?
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    • #3
      Re: DNS Problem

      I understand that you want to publish your Active Directory to the Internet!!!!
      The stations should only point to the SBS and the SBS DNS should have your ISP's DNS names in its configuration as Forwarders. Some people use root servers or even Google's DNS - but I personally don't recommend them!
      TIA

      Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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      • #4
        Re: DNS Problem

        Biggles - Don't use wizards, all done manually and as I mentioned in initial post, DHCP!

        Teiger - The stations should only point to the SBS and the SBS DNS should have your ISP's DNS names in its configuration as Forwarders.

        Where do I configure the forwarders. I assumed having the private IP of the router which has the ISP's DNS addresses would be enough. It seems to be on other sites.?

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        • #5
          Re: DNS Problem

          Originally posted by Jytees
          Biggles - Don't use wizards, all done manually and as I mentioned in initial post, DHCP!
          Yes, of course how silly of me. That line (quoted above) makes it so obvious that everything was done manually.

          SBS was designed to be configured using the Wizards hence, UTFW acronym.

          The Forwarders would have been entered into the correct location if you had configured it using the Wizard. One of the links here should show you where the Fowarders tab is. http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...dns+forwarders

          Hint. DNS, right click DNS name, Properties, Forwarders.

          Suggest this as an excellent purchase and it will put you on the track of being able to setup and configure SBS 2003 as it was intended. http://www.trainsignal.com/Small-Bus...ining-P19.aspx
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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