I have a test lab for my studying of W2k. Its 4 computers (2 DC's, 1 member server, and 1 client) plugged into a 5 port linksys hub. I also have my main PC which is connected to my cable modem.
Here's what I have done. Connected the cable modem to the router, and the router to the hub. Now I can ping ALL 5 computers on the network. My problem is with DNS.
The W2k machines have DHCP running. So for the DHCP clients they are receiving the scope options: "003 ROUTER", "006 DNS SERVERS", "015 DNS DOMAIN NAME", "044 WINS/NBNS SERVERS", "046 WINS/NBT NODE TYPE"
003 ROUTER- 192.168.1.1
006 DNS SERVERS- 192.168.1.10, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
015 DNS DOMAIN NAME- PARKSRUN.COM
044 WINS/NBNS SERVERS- 192.168.1.30
046 WINS/NBT NODE TYPE- 0X8
The DNS Domain name is parksrun.com which is what I named my windows 2000 networks domain.
Now tell me what the correct way of doing this is? DO I PUT THE DNS SERVERS I HAVE LOCALLY FIRST, OR MY ISP'S DNS SERVER?
I have tried it both ways. When my clients are getting DHCP information get the ISP DNS server first - they can view the web. If I put my local DNS servers in first, all I can do is browse the web via IP address.
AM I SUPPOSED TO PUT MY ISP DNS SERVER FIRST? Is this the correct way?
I thought the system worked like so:
Client looks up first DNS server in the list, if it can not resolve the name, then it goes to the next DNS server on the list, but apparently this was not happening.
If someone can shed some light on this, it would be great! Also, any pitfalls to watch for while doing this.
ALSO.... If you can tell me about this:
I recently added a windows me pc into a windows 2000 domain. However when I
go to network places on any other network machine I don't see the windows me
machine in the browse list. But I can map to it (windows ME machine), and I can ping it.
Also, when I am on the windows me machine and click my network places, then
entire network I get a box that states I am unable to browse the network?
Anyone have any suggestions for these few problems?