Windows XP machine cannot access websites with internet explorer occassionally.

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a Win XP machine that regularly has issues accessing the internet through a web browser. The error that the site cannot be found is given. When this happens I can ping websites directly by IP address. I cannot ping them by web address and they do not resolve. The machine is in and Active Directory domain and the DC (win 2008) is the dns server.
Question by:deluxerider
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    Make sure you have updated DNS Forwarders in place

    Make sure the clients point to the Domain Controllers for DNS only. The DCs need to only point to DCs as well.
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    by:Amit Bhatnagar
    Check what Dariusq has mentioned. If that is already in place and you are ABSOLUTELY sure that this is not due to some incorrect configuration within the environment then try the Command within the website mentioned :

    Note the article is for Windows 2003 but the issue persists in Windows Server 2008 and above as well.

    The command is : dnscmd /Config /EnableEDnsProbes 0

    Copy paste the command as it is on a elevated Command Prompt and press enter.

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