Why is my Windows 2000 DNS Server not announcing itself as a DNS Server?

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All my clients on one subnet do not have a DNS Server listed when ipconfig /all is performed.

Instead, I must create a static entry pointing them to the DNS Server.

Once this happens everything is fine.

Why is my Windows 2000 DNS Server not announcing itself as a DNS Server?

Thank you.
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I presume your clients are DHCP'd.  DNS servers don't announce themselves.  You must either set them up statically as you have been doing, or configure them in DHCP.

I'm thinking your DHCP scope doesn't have any name servers defined in its scope options.

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Hi Pber,

I found this page (http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/it/2004/07/22/general-tcpip-troubleshooting/) prior to viewing your answer and I was able to correct the problem.

It stated:
"If you have no DNS server addresses, again DHCP hasn’t been configured to give you one, or you haven’t been configured to have one. DNS is pretty much required to."

Up to that point, I wasn't even looking at DHCP when trying to find the problem.

Saying that....You hit the nail right on the the head...I looked at my scope options and there were none.

Thanks again.
PberSolutions Architect

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Glad you got it fixed.

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