SBS2011 DNS Not resolving correctly

Hi all, recently we changed web hosting providers and the DNS on the local SBS2011 server is still resolving to the old web server. (the web server is hosted externally).

I've flushed the DNS cache, however that did not fix the problem.

I've confirmed that by switching to a public dns (like 8.8.8.8) it resolves correctly, so only when using the local dns.

Any suggestions on how to get it to resolve correctly?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Do not point to 8.8.8.8 for DNS. Make sure that your internal DNS servers have proper DNS Forwarders configured. You would typically use your ISP's DNS servers for Public Lookup.

Once you have forwarder configured it should work.

Will.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The SBS Server should point ONLY to itself for DNS.  The workstations should point ONLY to the SBS server for DNS

The SBS Server's DNS Server CAN be (but doesn't have to be) pointed to forwarders from your ISP, google, or other third parties.

If you're not CERTAIN what I'm talking about, please post screen shots of your TCP/IP configs from your server and one of your clients.

Then make CERTAIN no one added a local hosts file entry which will override DNS.  The Windows hosts file is located in %Windir%\system32\drivers\etc (typically C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc) and it's just a text file named "hosts" with no extension.
footechCommented:
You might have an A record for www.domain.com (or whatever FQDN you use to reach your webserver) on your internal DNS.  If so, update it to point to the IP of the new webserver.

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ChiITAuthor Commented:
The host file is blank, no other entries.
The workstation DNS points to the SBS for DNS server. I only temporarily changed the workstation to google to see if the website comes up ok which it did.

I'll post screen shots later this afternoon. I actually suspect it might have something to do with forwarders.
ChiITAuthor Commented:
There was an A record, so that was it, thank you!
footechCommented:
If that was the answer, why the "C" grade?

See What grade should I award?
ChiITAuthor Commented:
Sorry that must be what it defaulted to. Absolutely should be an A. Let me see about fixing that.
footechCommented:
I appreciate it.  I've requested attention to the question so a moderator can help out.
ChiITAuthor Commented:
That's perfect
ChiITAuthor Commented:
Thank you Mr Wolfe
ChiITAuthor Commented:
There was an A record pointing to the old webserver, thank you!
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