I have been fighting with DNS for two weeks now and have had it!
Current network config:
1 DC = 2000 Small Business Server
- Shared Fax Service
7 Clients PC = XP Pro
The problems is this, up until yesterday I was having problems with users have long login times, MS Office application lockups, and trouble accessing mapped network drives in a timely manner. DNS is hosted by the ISP, each client PC was using DHCP but the DNS addresses were manually entered in. Over the weekend I changed the clients to automatically get their DNS, and I changed the www A Record inside the local DNS to the ISP DNS. Log in times were much faster and network resources performed much faster as well. Well today when users attempted to access the company website internally, they are getting the ISP home page. From outside the network I can access the website with no problems. There is nobody at the ISP who knows anything about MS DNS! They thought that you could have a DC with out DNS, so the ISP "helpless desk" is out of the question.
On their request I changed the www A record to the external website address, which didn't work. Can sombody explain to me what I am doing wrong here? I want to configure my internal DNS to work with the ISP DNS without it affecting my client systmes. Do I really even need the ISP to host my DNS? Would I be better off just hosting it internally?