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DNS not working on new server

Posted on 2011-03-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have setup a new Microsoft server 2008 R2 as a domain controller for a small remote site.
For some reason the DNS does not appear to be working at all. The server cannot access the outside internet at all, i must have misconfigured something but i am at a loss as to what!


I have attached a picture of an ipconfig /all and the status of my network adapter on the server.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 ipconfig /all
 lan status
Question by:amgrobins
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Expert Comment

ID: 35037008
From your server, can you do a tracert to some live IP?  ie

Need to check to see if you are getting out to the internet from the server.

Is your DNS server service started?

From the server, at a cmd line, if you type nslookup
what is returned?

If you change the primary dns server to be can you surf the internet by name?


Author Comment

ID: 35037061

here is a tracert.
DNS service is definitely running.
I will try nslookup in 5 minutes along with changing the dns server.

Author Comment

ID: 35037301

This is nslookup with dns set to server
I changed dns server in adapter properties to and this is what i got:
 ping attempt
Here is the nslookup with dns server set to
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Expert Comment

ID: 35037491
Is your firewall blocking ports?  ping, dns ports, etc?

Author Comment

ID: 35037707
I already turned off windows firewall yesterday while im testing!
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Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 35037716
Remove the address from your TCP\IP settings.

Make sure you have a DNS Forwarders setup.


Accepted Solution

amgrobins earned 0 total points
ID: 35068354
The problem seemed to be the gateway
I opened a command prompt and executed:

route delete

This seemed to resolve my problem!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35120563
This solved the problem

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