DNS forwarders vs Root Server

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by smiley, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. smiley

    smiley Guest

    I am unable to get to either www.yahoo.com or google.com using my client
    machine. The dns settings are set to use my internal dns server. If I
    configure the nic to use my ISP dns server as the alternate I can browse to
    these site, but I should not have to do this. I have call my isp and they
    suggested removing their ip address from the forwarders and just use the root
    servers. When I removed them from the forwarders I am unable to browse the
    internet at all. I have cleared the dns cache on my domain server, do I need
    to flush it, restart the dns service? How do I tell if the root servers are
    working at all? Obviously they aren't because when I removed my ISP's ip
    address from the dns forwarder I can not access the internet.
    smiley, Dec 16, 2004
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  2. Hi Smiley,

    Give this a try:

    At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    "dnscmd /config /enableednsprobes 0" (without the quotation marks)

    Note: Type a "0" (without the quotation marks) (zero) and not the letter
    after "enableednsprobes" in this command.

    The following information appears:

    Registry property enableednsprobes successfully reset.
    Command completed successfully.
    Les Connor [SBS Community Member], Dec 16, 2004
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  3. smiley

    smiley Guest


    Thanks for the reply. I ran the command you referenced on the server and
    everything seems to be working fine at this point. Again....thanks for the

    smiley, Dec 17, 2004
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