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When I try using nslookup this is what I get "Can't find name for address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.  DNS request timed-out."  I'm trying to configure the correct dns settings for each client.
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by:jawa29
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Hi Nath567

This post might help.

If you don't have a reverse zone then the host resolution will not be able to find it's way back.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Windows_Networking/Q_21673026.html

Jawa29

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by:omarfarid
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check if you have reachabikity issue to the dns server or if there is firewall blocking port 53 udp
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by:RickSheikh
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Also use the DHCP setting to push the pertinent DNS servers to clients if DHCP option is available. This will help you avoid setting the DNS servers settings on NIC for each client.
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by:Nath567
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I'm running Windows Server 2008r2.  Where do I go about pushing the DNS server setting through dhcp?
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Yes. Do you not have an existing DHCP roles ?

The DHCP server have scopes for each subnet and within each scope you can define which DNS settings should be pushed down to the clients requesting the IPs.

The DHCP project should include the network team.
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by:Nath567
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I'm not sure.  There was a consultant before me that would work on the server so I'm not sure what he has done to it but we were having problems with network connectivity lately so I'm looking into it now.
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by:RickSheikh
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Sure, depending on the size (number of users), the DHCP is your best in order to ensure that DNS settings are properly configured on all clients.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/How-to-Install-Configure-Windows-Server-2008-DHCP-Server.html

I doubt if you already don't have a DHCP server.
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