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DNS issue

I have something strange happening here.  Users are losing their connection to a server running a license manager for Autocad.  When this happens and I ping the license server by name from their workstation I get an ip of 216.139.250.120.  It should be 10.1.1.2 since it is set as static on that server.  If I flush the DNS cache and do an ipconfig release/renew on the workstations, the license server’s correct ip address shows, and they can open Autocad.

I just tried pinging the backup domain controller from my workstation and I get the same address, 216.139.250.120.  Any idea what is causing this?  When I look up 216.139.250.120, it shows a company called networking@hostwaydcs.com.

We use AD integrated DNS. I checked all internal DNS settings and that 216. address does not show up in forward or reverse lookup zones.

Any idea what is going on here?
  Thanks,
cja
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rharland2009Commented:
What is the IP address of your DNS server? Is it your DC?
Is it possible there's another computer on your domain with the same IP as your DNS box?
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
The DNS servers are the DC's. They are set to static addresses that are outside the DHCP scope, so I do not think there is another machine with a  duplicate DNS server address.
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KimputerCommented:
You said "license server by name", so I assume it's not a FQDN? Is there any WINS server in place?
Any hosts file in use?
Did you do an nslookup on the client pc with that problem to be sure?
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
I figured it out.  DHCP server was set to use both internal and external DNS servers.  I changed the setting to only use internal DNS servers and set forwarders on them.  Issue resolved.
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
The other solutions did not resolve the issue.  I posted what I did to fix the issue.

Thanks
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