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WINS server with different IP than Server NIC IP

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HI

We have a server 2003 with domain controller and DNS Service with the following NIC configuration:

Domain controller: server.mydc.com
IP: 192.168.1.1
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.254 (Router IP)
DNS1: 192.168.1.1
DNS2: EMPTY

and some Windows XP workstations with the following config:

IP: 192.168.1.15 (Example of one of the workstations)
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.254 (Router IP)
DNS1: 192.168.1.1 (Server IP)
DNS2: 192.168.1.254 (Router IP)

I have two problems

1. If I ping to the server name I got an error because (I dont know why) is searching for another IP something like PING server.mydc.com [192.168.1.58]

2. After Starting a session takes alot of time to have internet and network connections enabled.

Thanks in advance
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Question by:dimensionav
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Your Active Directory domain members should only use your domain controller for DNS. Remove 192.168.1.254 as a DNS server and try again.
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Thanks I´ll try this tomorrow....
In case I didn´t have a DNS Server, how should be configured DNS in workstations?
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If you didn't have a DNS server, you wouldn't have Active Directory, and you might not have the problem. You should also check the DNS records and make sure that everything looks correct; nothing extra with wrong IPs and nothing missing.
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by:dimensionav
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I have checked the DNS console and there was some configurations pointing to the other iP, I changed it for the new one
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