Windows Server 2003 w/ XP Pro clients, problems w/ DNS automatically propagating

Posted on 2005-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
To the experts:

We have a network set up w/ Windows 2003 and XP Pro clients. The problem arises in that the clients can not retrive the DNS Server address from Windows 2003. We cannot see the internet nor other subnets on the network. However, if we hard-code the IP address of the DNS server in the clients TCP\IP properties we have no problems. Is there something we need to do to allow the automatic configuration of the server?


Question by:jnawrocki
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    Are you running DHCP?  If so, you should be able to specify the DNS setting in the DHCP server.  This will allow for the automatic configuration you are talking about.  You may need to do a release/renew on the client for this to take effect or wait for it to renew it's lease with the DHCP server.

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