DNS not functioning

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Lo, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Lo

    Lo Guest

    Single server (for now). Set up DNS. It boots slow,
    clients take forever to boot and connect. Intranet only.
    NO ISP or Internet connectivity at all. AD on this
    server. When testing DNS and run NSLookup it can not
    resolve to the Host name. What is up? I have to admit
    DNS for 2003 is slightly different than 2000. Any help
    would be geat.
     
    Lo, Dec 22, 2003
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    Can you post the ipconfig /all from the server?

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    Kevin D. Goodknecht [MVP], Dec 22, 2003
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    Looking forward to reviewing the ipconfig /all that Kevin requested.

    Also, is your domain a single label name ("domain" rather than the required
    format of "domain.com" or "domain.net" or "domain.local", etc) ?

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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 23, 2003
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  4. Lo

    Lois Guest

    it is company.com
     
    Lois, Dec 23, 2003
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    I see. But I didn't see the ipconfig /all ?? Did I miss something?

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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 23, 2003
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  6. Lo

    LOis Guest

    HEre is my config:
    FS1 Host name
    Company.com
    Hybrid
    No
    No
    company.com

    Intel MT NEtwork Connection
    mac addresas
    NO DHCP
    192.168.0.1
    255.255.255.0
    gateway none
    192.168.0.1 DNS
    192.168.0.1 Primary Wins
     
    LOis, Dec 24, 2003
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    Thyanks for posting that. From the looks of it (since it's difficult to read
    since it wasn't copied/pasted), it looks ok.

    Can you give us specific examples of why you believe it is not functioning,
    such as when you use nslookup or any other tool?

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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 24, 2003
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  8. In LOis <> posted a question
    Then Kevin replied below:
    : HEre is my config:
    : FS1 Host name
    : Company.com
    : Hybrid
    : No
    : No
    : company.com
    :
    : Intel MT NEtwork Connection
    : mac addresas
    : NO DHCP
    : 192.168.0.1
    : 255.255.255.0
    : gateway none
    : 192.168.0.1 DNS
    : 192.168.0.1 Primary Wins
    :
    Your ipconfig looks OK apparently, not a single label domain name, is this a
    DC?

    What is the domain name in Active Directory Users & Computers?

    Do you have a zone in DNS named company.com with "Allow dynamic updates" set
    to "Yes"?

    Have you disabled any services, such as DHCP Client?



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    Kevin D. Goodknecht [MVP], Dec 24, 2003
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    Lo Guest

    The domain name is forstar.com. Yes this is a DC. Allow
    dynamic updates is set to Yes. DHCP is disabled.
     
    Lo, Dec 24, 2003
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  10. Lo

    Lo Guest

    NSlookup returns a host name not found message. Host is
    FS1 on domain forstar.com.
     
    Lo, Dec 24, 2003
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    I was hoping you paste the EXACT error so we can better help. Is it
    something like this?

    DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
    *** Can't find address for server 2.2.2.: Timed out
    If that is the case when you first initialize nslookup, then you need a
    reverse zone for your IP subnet range. It's just trying to do YOU a favor by
    giving you the name of your DNS server by looking in YOUR reverse zone for
    the IP's cooresponding PTR entry. If you do not have a reverse zone, then it
    gives you that MESSAGE (note: thie is NOT an error). If you want that
    message to go away, create a reverse zone and make sure your DNS' IP address
    has a PTR.

    Otherwise, nslookup will still function for subsequent commands.

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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 24, 2003
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  12. In Lo <> posted a question
    Then Kevin replied below:
    : The domain name is forstar.com. Yes this is a DC. Allow
    : dynamic updates is set to Yes. DHCP is disabled.

    You must start the DHCP client service, whether the machine is a DHCP client
    or not, the DHCP client service does the dynamic registrations.



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    Kevin D. Goodknecht [MVP], Dec 24, 2003
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    Just to add, the DHCP Client service also works in conjunction with the DNS
    Resolver service. So it won't be able to resolve any names if disabled.


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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 25, 2003
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  14. Lo

    Sharad Guest

    Well, do you have Reverse Lookup Zone, 0.168.192 in arpa...? I yes,
    Is the PTR record 196.168.0.1 correct, pointing to FS1.forstar.com?

    Sharad
     
    Sharad, Dec 25, 2003
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  15. Lo

    Sharad Guest

    Well, do you have Reverse Lookup Zone, 0.168.192 in arpa...? I yes,
    Is the PTR record 196.168.0.1 correct, pointing to FS1.forstar.com?

    Sharad
     
    Sharad, Dec 25, 2003
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  16. Lo

    Guest Guest

    Ok
    Here we are
    Nslookup returns
    Can't find server name for address 192.168.0.2
    Default servers are not available
    Server: Unknown
    Address: 192.168.0.2

    Unknown can't find 192.168.0.2: Server fail
     
    Guest, Dec 31, 2003
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    Hi,

    Thanks for posting that. This is really not an error, as my previous post
    explains, it's just a message. Re-read my previous post on how to get rid of
    this message.



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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Dec 31, 2003
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