Window server 2003 problem on DNS

April 19, 2012 at 02:16:28
Specs: Windows Server 2003
can anyone help me in diagnosing a problem please?

Problem is that...Domain client do not ping to domain controller through server name..but ping successful with ip address. i have continuous problem in my network, my network is that... 3 Window server 2003 server, one is Domain controller, second is addition Backupserver2003 and other is database server...every domain client is properly connect with name dbms server and backupserver but domain controller is not ping with name..sometime they ping successful but mostly ping attemp failed with name...

so please help me what i do with my server...all dns setting on domain client workstation is correct,

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#1
April 19, 2012 at 02:44:40
It sounds to me as if you need to declare the DNS server to the Domain, are you getting the address via a DHCP server? If you are then you need to tell the DHCP server to have the Primary domain as the one to send all DNS name requests too, if you do not the request is dropped because it doesnt know where to go.

If you are staticly assigning the addresses then add the primary DNS server as the pre-mentioned DNS server. If this does not work, ensure that the settings for the DNS server are correct and that they are not blocked by a firewall rule or other.

If you are using a router for a DHCP it will also allow you to assign DNS server to the list of DNS servers to advertise to the network.


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#2
April 19, 2012 at 08:02:29
start by posting a ipconfig /all from a workstation for review

next check in the MS dns server that there is a host and ptr record for the domain controller.

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#3
April 20, 2012 at 07:58:02
Also check if you can ping it by its FQDN. If you can, it may be as simple as adding a DHCP option 015 to your DHCP scope options.

Tony


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