2012 Windows Server DNS in a Workgroup environment

I have a customer in a Workgroup with a 2012 filer server with DHCP and DNS roles.  The issue is that we have to restart the DNS services everyday due to the server cannot resolve internet names but all workstations are fine.  I have pointed the server to the ISP DNS as well but no deal.  What am I missing?  I do see this error everytime I have to restart the DNS services:

Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      DNS
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      414
Date:            4/28/2015
Time:            10:47:02 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      XXXXSrv1
The DNS server computer currently does not have a DNS domain name.  Its DNS name is a single-label host name with no domain (for example:  "host" rather than "host.microsoft.com").
You might have forgotten to configure a primary DNS domain for the server computer.
Because the DNS server has only a single-label name, all zones created will have default records (SOA and NS) created using only this single-label name for the server's host name.  This can lead to incorrect and failed referrals when clients and other DNS servers use these records to locate this server by name.
To correct this problem:
  1) Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2) Open System and Maintenance , and then open System.
  3) Click Change Settings, and then click Change.  4) Click either Domain or Workgroup, and then type the name of the domain or  workgroup you want the computer to join; the domain or workgroup name will be used as your DNS domain name.
  5) When prompted, restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, the DNS server will attempt to fix up default records, substituting the new DNS name of this server for the old single-label name.  However, you should review the zone's SOA and NS records to ensure that they now use the correct domain name of this server.


I have also setup DNS with a .local so it would not have a single-label but I think it is talking about the server not the DNS zone.
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Do you have the forwarders configured for DNS?

LightWireAuthor Commented:
I did that as well with no luck.  Again, it is just on the server not the clients that cannot resolve the names
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Why is the server running a DNS Server?  Why aren't you just using the ISP's DNS Servers?  Running a DNS server is pretty pointless in my opinion (in most cases) UNLESS you have a domain - but you said you have a workgroup (which is a whole other argument)
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I agree - remove the DNS Server role as you don't need it.  Then see how it behaves...
LightWireAuthor Commented:
Good point I agree. I will see about having it changed
LightWireAuthor Commented:
I configured the DNS server with the server name.  Don't know why I missed that.

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