Domain clients must manually set DNS server address
Posted on 2004-09-27
I am running a Windows 2000 domain with 12 XP clients logging into the domain. I have found that the clients cannot access network resources (nor are they assigned an IP address) unless I manually set the DNS server address (in TCP/IP properties) to the IP address of the domain server (192.168.2.5). In other words, the clients are not able to obtain the DNS server address automatically. This is a real pain because our laptop users have to reset setting this every other day or they can’t access the network. What have I done wrong?
Specs: Windows 2000 Server domain (sp4), Netgear firewall/router as the gateway, all XP clients (SP1) on the domain.