First off.. I am not a computer wiz. We are so far in the boondocks that we must depend places like this to help. So thanks to all upfront.
Problem.. 2003 Server.. Most PC's throughout the day and night loose their connection to their shares on the server. Trying to rectify this. Learned a lot about how important DNS is for AD. So I ran an NSLOOKUP and found something that may or may not be the problem. On the NIC settings.. the DNS servers are set as follows:
XXX.XXX.XXX.15 - Primary
XXX.XXX.XXX.16 - Alternate
Both of these IP's belong to our ISP. So when I do an NSLOOKUP.. this is what I see..
Default Server: dns.myisp.com
Address : XXX.XXX.XXX.15
Should this not be showing my AD server which is also my DC?
I would like to alse note this and apologize if it is too wordy. We originally had a W2K server in place that was dying. We wanted to replace it with a 2003 Server and also change the domain name to ourserver.local instead of ourserver.com (which is our actualy FQDN) Inhouse users would try to go to our website and would be routed back to our inhouse server. Anyway, we could not use the new name and migrate accounts over from the old server to the new one. We ended up keeping the domain name as it was.