Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Domain clients must manually set DNS server address

Posted on 2004-09-27
7
Medium Priority
?
1,578 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
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.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:timabe
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Yan_west
ID: 12163614
Are you using DHCP to provide your ip addresses to your client? If you do, you must pass your DNS Server address in the advanced properties of your network scope..
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Yan_west
ID: 12163629
Open DHCP Manager
Open your scope.
Under scope option, add 006 DNS Server (with ip address)...

you can also add 015 (Dns domain name, ex: blabla.com)

0
 

Author Comment

by:timabe
ID: 12163830
For simplicity's sake I'm letting the Netgear router (192.168.2.1) handle DHCP.  Is that what's wrong?  If so, should I enable DHCP on the server and add the DNS address to the network scope?
0
Get your Conversational Ransomware Defense e‑book

This e-book gives you an insight into the ransomware threat and reviews the fundamentals of top-notch ransomware preparedness and recovery. To help you protect yourself and your organization. The initial infection may be inevitable, so the best protection is to be fully prepared.

 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Yan_west
ID: 12164099
Yes, you should always use your DC as a DHCP Server, especially on a domain.. much more control over what you want to do, and you can pass all kinds of information with it..

I would DEFINITLY CHANGE it :)
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Yan_west earned 1000 total points
ID: 12164130
you also have the option of doing Reservations with your 2000 server's dhcp server, and you cannot do that with your netgear's one..

How To Install and Configure a DHCP Server in an Active Directory Domain in Windows 2000

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;300429&sd=tech
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Yan_west
ID: 12164138
Other windows 2000 DHCP Ressources:

http://labmice.techtarget.com/networking/dhcp.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:timabe
ID: 12165086
Thanks for the help and the quick response!!  DHCP is running and all clients are happy!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is a collection of issues that people face from time to time and possible solutions to those issues. I hope you enjoy reading it.
This month, Experts Exchange’s free Course of the Month is focused on CompTIA IT Fundamentals.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question