Sorry for the title of this topic but I'm under a lot of pressure to sort this quickly.
Could anyone explain how the DNS works in a small domain environment please? I have a situation where the presence of a Windows based DNS server is causing a slow ping to the internet. Even though a workstation might rely on the server for the DNS, removing the network connection from the server makes everything normal. I'm guessing the workstation doesn't require the server once it's resolved the IP address but I'm puzzled as to why the presence of the server makes things slow.
There is no apparent unusual network traffic which you might otherwise associate with these symptoms.
Is it feasible to suggest that a faulty DNS server service might cause this to happen?