I recently took over Network Administration at a charity-based organization. Lately, I've been noticing an issue with our primary DNS server.
If I set a workstation to use a specific DNS server address (our primary DNS server) and then try to reach out to the internet, say google.com, it comes back stating that the ping request could not find host google.com. Please check the name and try again. I am able to ping using ip address.
Naturally, I assumed that our DNS service was down on the primary. But when I go into Server Manager > Roles > DNS Server, everything looks like it's running fine. There are no errors in event manager on either the workstation or the server. And when I restart the DNS Service, things suddenly begin to work again for about 5-30 minutes. Then it goes down again. Again, no errors. No indication that there's a problem.
Right now, this isn't a show stopper because our alternate DNS server is picking up the weight. But I'd like to find out what's going on with our Primary DNS service. I've checked the Advanced TCP/IP Settings and the DNS Service Addresses, in order of use follows the right order.
Any insight or recommendations?
Robert C. Beatty
Edited by Coolhead2001, 11 March 2015 - 08:41 AM.