troubleshooting Question

Microsoft DNS on Windows Server 2012 R2

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We have a couple of different scenarios.

The first: DNS is on a Windows Server 2012 R2 DC. Let's pretend this server IP address is

The second: DNS is on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Member Server.Let's pretend this server IP address is

My question: How should the IPV4 Properties be set for the Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Server in each scenario? I've read/heard different things--and had some weird results when I've implemented some suggestions--and I want a definitive "This is what you should do and why." type of answer.

I grabbed the picture below from the net just in case it will help explain what I'm looking for.

Not that it signifies, but we do allow DHCP to update DNS.

IPV4 Settings
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