Windows 2003 Server DNS issues
Posted on 2004-12-01
I've got a windows 2003 Small business edition server with one NIC card. The server is plugged into a switcher. All other computers are plugged into the switcher. The switcher is plugged into the LAN port of a sonic wall router/firewall, which then connects to the DSL modem via it's WAN port.
In the sonic wall i have set up all the settings from my ISP for the static DSL line. Including the ISPs DNS.
I have the Windows 2003 server running DHCP, and giving the sonic walls internet ip as the gateway address, and the windows 2003 server as the dns address.
I have windows 2003 running dns, and i put in the isp's dns address as the dns forwarders (not sure if i did that right).
As is, ,most of the client computers seem to be able to access the internet, and i suppose they can resolve correctly as well (if they can browse the web dns must be working).. but the server cannot resolve anything. I did nslookup on the server, and it just gets a time out from the dns. IT's also causing exchange to not be able to send email and all sorts of bad things.
So.. how i set up dns to work correctly (for both clients and server)