I have a simple network with 3 DC's and 2 DNS servers.
One of the DC's is my new 2012 R2 server with DNS.
The other two DC's are 2003 - one with DNS.
The 2012 server has assumed all the FISMO roles. The server that used to contain these roles also had DNS. After transferring the roles to the 2012 server it has been demoted to a member server and had DNS removed.
One thing I noticed that on the older DNS server there is only one entry under the DNS in the tree and it happens to be the name of the server.
The 2012 server has TWO entries under DNS: one is the name of the 2012 server (like on the 2003 DNS server) but it also had an entry called: server.domain.local
It it normal to have two entries on a 2012 DNS server?
dcdiag /test:dns returns no errors on either server.
I still think something is wrong, however, as I have a 2008 R2 server that is setup as a Remote Desktop server. It was working fine but now I cannot ping it. Remote desktop also fails. The server itself can surf the net and ping other servers. However, I cannot ping it from my desktop or the above servers. It's very weird and I suspect something in DNS.
Any ideas where to look? I've run /flushdns on all machines I'm testing with....and everything got rebooted yesterday due to an untimely tree falling on an electrical line.