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VPN and DNS Issue with Server 2008

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Windows Server 2008VPN
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I have this issue with VPN clients.  They are using a 2008 R2 x64 as their RRAS server,, hostname = server1.domain.local.  The RRAS server is handing out from a static pool,  The DHCP server (same server) is handing out  The scope options are router = 18.1, DNS=18.2, and DNS suffix is domain.local.  The DNS server (same server) is using two public DNS servers from the ISP as its forwarders.

When I connect to the network via VPN, I have no problem accessing anything inside their network by IP, but by hostname, this is what happens.

Pinging server1 = resolves to public IP that I don't even recognize and is NOT the public IP of this network
Pinging server1.domain.local = resolves to internal IP
Nslookup server1 = resolves to same random IP
Nslookup server1.domain.local = resolves to internal IP

I have run into this problem VPN'ing from several networks so there is something that the server is misconfigured with rather than the remote locations that I am VPN'ing from.  Any suggestions?

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