Having to manually specify DNS server on each PC - WinSvr 2008 domain
Posted on 2013-06-18
In our LAN, unless I manually specify the following settings on each workstation, users cannot login/access share drives.
Primary DNS: 192.168.0.49 (W2K8 Domain Controller)
Alternative DNS: 126.96.36.199
If I only specify the primary DNS to point to 192.168.0.49, then share drives are accessible however no internet access is available. So I point the alternative to Google's DNS.
Of-course the above practice is not recommended and causes issues with users taking their laptops home.
Why does this happen? Why cant the workstations talk to the DNS server on the W2K8 DC?