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DNS on Windows Server 2012

This may be a simple question, however, I am wondering if I need to setup DNS forwarding on a DNS Server.  Do I have to have my Domain Controller setup as a DNS Server.  The company uses AD.  If I do use DNS, do I have to set DNS on all workstations to the Server IP Address.  If so, I have issues getting to the internet on the workstations (I assume thats why I need forwarder)  Also if I have a couple laptops that are not on the domain, do I have to mess with their DNS.  Thanks
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Could you advise if this is server 2012 standard or server 2012 Essentials?  The latter has some special considerations.
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It is a 2012 Standard edition.  We have a sonicwall that is handing out the DHCP to the workstations.  
So if the Server is 192.168.168.11, would I set the DNS on the workstations to 192.168.168.11

Also I am a bit confused on why people would say set the workstations to 127.0.0.1

Thanks again for all the input
one other piece of info, we have VOIP phones which act as a hub between the ethernet port and the PCs
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