Hopefully simple problem.
I have a simple Windows 2003 server domain with some laptop users. The laptops are all configured to use DHCP. When they are in the office my DHCP server tells them to use three IPs for DNS servers
let call them IP-1, IP-2, IP-3 which are internal DNS servers on my domain.
When the user connects to another server outside the office, everything appears correctly. IPCONFIG show the new IP assigned by their DHCP, the new gateway and the new DNS servers. All servers can be pinged.
However, they cannot connect to the internet (www.google.com
) or any name specific site. The problem must be DNS. If they connect using FTP to an IP specific site, it connects fine. If they specify a name it fails.
My only clue is if I try NSLOOKUP, it wants to look for IP-1, IP-2 and IP-3, which of course it can't find
I am not sure I understand how NSLOOKUP works but I think it would default to the current DNS servers
Why would DNS not be using the DNS server listed in IPCONFIG?
What do I need to do to fix this? TIA-TOMG