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Working with a company that has a 2008 windows server giving DHCP, We have had users over the past few days when trying to access websites are getting page cannot be displayed serveral times than it all of a sudden lets them through.

Seems to me as it's DNS related but not sure. We've rebooted the server, and previously with issues related to this we've rebooted the main router coming into the network. We've also rebooted the barracuda content filter. However the network still seems slow to access sites.

Running a speedtest there is no latency, and their getting the correct connection speed.

FYI we're also the ISP as well as the IT for this company. and there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with their connection. Sending 440 pings to googles public DNS i only lost 4 packets.

Please advise on some things i can try as far as DNS or DHCP go. Seems like when i put googles public DNS 8.8.8.8 in as a secondary it clears things up
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run dcdiag /test:dns and post the results
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ipconfig /flushdns on the server as well, have you checked nslookup times?

Has the scope changed in DHCP options?

post ipconfig /all from a workstation
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if its a SBS server run the Connect to Internet wizard for starters and fix my network, SBS loves the wizards.
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\invisimax>dcdiag /test:dns

Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Trying to find home server...
   Home Server = NVHC-DC1
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site\NVHC-DC1
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... NVHC-DC1 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site\NVHC-DC1

      Starting test: DNS

         DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...
         ......................... NVHC-DC1 failed test DNS

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : Schema

   Running partition tests on : Configuration

   Running partition tests on : NorthValleyHealthCenter

   Running enterprise tests on : NorthValleyHealthCenter.local
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:

            DC: NVHC-DC1.NorthValleyHealthCenter.local
            Domain: NorthValleyHealthCenter.local


               TEST: Basic (Basc)
                  Warning: adapter
                  [00000007] Broadcom BCM5716C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Clien
t)
                  has invalid DNS server: 192.168.3.197 (<name unavailable>)
                  Warning: no DNS RPC connectivity (error or non Microsoft DNS s
erver is running)

         Summary of test results for DNS servers used by the above domain
         controllers:

            DNS server: 192.168.3.197 (<name unavailable>)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DN
S server 192.168.3.197               Name resolution is not functional. _ldap._t
cp.NorthValleyHealthCenter.local. failed on the DNS server 192.168.3.197

               NVHC-DC1                     PASS WARN n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a
         ......................... NorthValleyHealthCenter.local passed test
         DNS

C:\Users\invisimax>
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I would start with info in bold below.

 TEST: Basic (Basc)
                  Warning: adapter
                  [00000007] Broadcom BCM5716C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Clien
t)
                  has invalid DNS server: 192.168.3.197 (<name unavailable>)
                  Warning: no DNS RPC connectivity (error or non Microsoft DNS s
erver is running)
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by:WORKS2011
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Check this error as well, in bold below.

 DNS server: 192.168.3.197 (<name unavailable>)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DN
S server 192.168.3.197               Name resolution is not functional. _ldap._t
cp.NorthValleyHealthCenter.local. failed on the DNS server 192.168.3.197
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after running ipconfig /flushdns run dcdiag again, may resolve your problems.
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Will the flush dns effect the users
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by:awaggoner
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Have you used Wireshark to capture the packets from a machine trying to open the web site?

DNS problems should show up pretty easily in the trace file.

Wireshark will show you where your problem is.
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no ipconfig /flushdns won't affect users will only help.
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\invisimax>dcdiag /test:dns

Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Trying to find home server...
   Home Server = NVHC-DC1
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site\NVHC-DC1
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... NVHC-DC1 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site\NVHC-DC1

      Starting test: DNS

         DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...
         ......................... NVHC-DC1 failed test DNS

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : Schema

   Running partition tests on : Configuration

   Running partition tests on : NorthValleyHealthCenter

   Running enterprise tests on : NorthValleyHealthCenter.local
      Starting test: DNS
         Test results for domain controllers:

            DC: NVHC-DC1.NorthValleyHealthCenter.local
            Domain: NorthValleyHealthCenter.local


               TEST: Basic (Basc)
                  Warning: adapter
                  [00000007] Broadcom BCM5716C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Clien
t)
                  has invalid DNS server: 192.168.3.197 (<name unavailable>)
                  Warning: no DNS RPC connectivity (error or non Microsoft DNS s
erver is running)

         Summary of test results for DNS servers used by the above domain
         controllers:

            DNS server: 192.168.3.197 (<name unavailable>)
               1 test failure on this DNS server
               PTR record query for the 1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa. failed on the DN
S server 192.168.3.197               Name resolution is not functional. _ldap._t
cp.NorthValleyHealthCenter.local. failed on the DNS server 192.168.3.197

               NVHC-DC1                     PASS WARN n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a
         ......................... NorthValleyHealthCenter.local passed test
         DNS

C:\Users\invisimax>
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by:WORKS2011
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Open DHCP | IPv4 | Scope | Scope Options and verify
- 003 Router: correct ip address
- 006 DNS Servers: correct ip address
- 015 DNS Domain Name: domain.local
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by:invisimax
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I can fix 3.197 It's their other server thats not responding. I'll scope things out while on site
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