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What should the DNS and WINS settings be on the NIC card of on the server?

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I am having the following error 'Dynamic registration or deregistration of one or more DNS records failed because no DNS servers are available.' on my windows 2000 server.

Someone told me to check the DNS and WINS settings of the NIC card.

What should these be set as?  By setting these up will it help in log in times?  Right now it takes about 4 minutes 'preparing network connections'.
 
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by:MobiNet-ca
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Is the server a Domain Controller?
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by:DewFreak
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Is this server a DNS or WINS server?  You should have the DNS server settings set to your local DNS server.  If the server is a DNS server you can set the DNS server to 127.0.0.1.  The preparing network connections at server bootup is not uncommon to be an extended period.
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by:nuiphao
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Yes it is our primiary domain controller.

Is a local DNS the same as the DNS addresses supplied by the ISP?

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by:DewFreak
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So it should be running DNS.  Set the DNS to itself.
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by:KCTS
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The DC should point to ITSELF for DNS (and WINS it its got WINS installed) as the ONE AND ONLY DNS server.

All clients MUST also point to the DC as their one and ONLY DNS server (set in the TCP/IP options for static IPs - or in the DHCP options for DHCP Clients)

The only reference to any external DNS server (such as those for an ISP) should be as a forwarder http://www.petri.co.il/configure_dns_forwarding.htm
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by:Keith Alabaster
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No, the internal dns is not the same as the one set by the ISP. The internal DNS is a service that provides name resolution to your internal devices such as servers and work stations so that they can quickly find each other on your LAN/WAN. The external dns service provided by the ISP is a name resolution service that allows systems on the internet to locate other systems and services that may also be available across the internet.

Keith
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by:nuiphao
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Thanks all.

So attached is a screenshot of the network card DNS settings from our server.

What I am hearing is that we should not add 203.162.0.181 (ISP DNS) to this list.  Only add the ip of our domain controller server 192.168.2.1.

Then after setup the 203.162.0.181 as as forwarder from the DNS Management Console.

Correct?


Is this correct?  
dns.jpg
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KCTS earned 125 total points
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Yes correct - ONLY your own DNS server must appear as a DNS server - both on the server AND ON THE CLIENTS.
A forwarder deals with references to external DNS servers - so assuming that your DNS server is 192.168.2.1 above REMOVE the other one (whos' IP I cannot readtbut it ends with 81)
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by:nuiphao
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A follow up question.

What should the DNS setting be for DHCP?

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by:Keith Alabaster
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Oh well - win some, lose some lol
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by:nuiphao
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Master Keith,

Unsure of your answer.

Guidance please.

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