Can Windows Server 2012 be DNS Server without being DHCP server?

Hi all,

We have a very small network. Right now, we have our router (Asus 66U) performing the role of DHCP and DNS.

We seem to be having some DNS issues. Can we have the Server machine perform the role of DNS Server only?

Thanks in advance.
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorCommented:
Yes, just install the DNS role and don't install the DHCP role.
Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Thank you. Is having DNS role w/o DHCP a recipe for disaster - given that we are a very small (less than 10 stations) network?
Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorCommented:
No, it will not harm you at all.  Just remember to setup DHCP on router to point the DNS entry to the server running DNS (the Windows server).  I've done this setup several times without any issue at all.  DHCP and DNS are not married at all.

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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Thanks much!
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