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Windows 2008 R2 - Delayed startup

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Hello Experts!

I am creating a home lab with Windows Server 2008 R2. After installing AD DS, assigning a static IP and joining a few Windows 7 VMs to my test domain successfully, I decided to reboot my server. When the server started loading, it was taking about 10 minutes to load "applying computer settings".

I started troubleshooting and searching for answers, until I found that the issue was related to the DNS settings which are set as 127.0.0.1 so I tried the Server's IP and it was still having the same issue. The only way to resolve this is by changing the DNS to dynamic. I am hoping to resolve this since as far as I know, I need to configure my server with static IP & DNS.

I am new to this (my first home server ever) so I know there is probably something I am missing or doing wrong..Please help me move forward with my studies :)

Things I tried
dcdiag /test:dns - successful when DNS is configured with a static IP / unsuccessful when DNS is configured with dynamic IP.  

ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns, dcdiag /fix - did this every time I tried different DNS settings.

Below is the dcdiag /test:dns results with static DNS (127.0.0.1, server IP)

Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Trying to find home server...
   Home Server = HSVM001
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\HSVM001
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... HSVM001 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\HSVM001

      Starting test: DNS

         DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...
         ......................... HSVM001 passed test DNS

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : Schema

   Running partition tests on : Configuration

   Running partition tests on : contoso

   Running enterprise tests on : contoso.com
      Starting test: DNS
         Summary of test results for DNS servers used by the above domain
         controllers:

            DNS server: 2001:500:1::803f:235 (h.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:500:1::803f:235

            DNS server: 2001:500:2d::d (d.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:500:2d::d

            DNS server: 2001:500:2f::f (f.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:500:2f::f

            DNS server: 2001:500:3::42 (l.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:500:3::42

            DNS server: 2001:503:ba3e::2:30 (a.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:503:ba3e::2:30

            DNS server: 2001:503:c27::2:30 (j.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:503:c27::2:30

            DNS server: 2001:7fd::1 (k.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:7fd::1

            DNS server: 2001:7fe::53 (i.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:7fe::53

            DNS server: 2001:dc3::35 (m.root-servers.net.)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.
0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa failed on the DNS server 2001:dc3::35

         ......................... contoso.com passed test DNS



I also attached a screenshot of the event viewer system error....all is there but I just don't know what to do :S

Thanks!!
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