Sunday, October 14, 2012 12:07 AM
I have just installed Windows 2012 Foundation as a DNS. Not getting internet access through the wired broadband connection although the existing pc's on the same network get internet access ok (those not yet connected to my DNS.
What could be the problem? Default Firewall settings? (I have not configured the firewall as yet. Anything else?
Also, aan app I tried to install which uses 2008 r2 SQL fell over on installation, could the 2 issues be associated?
help please! I am a 2012 beginner.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 4:10 AM
If you want to run your own DNS you are going to have to modify how your machines access the Internet.
If you are using a broadband connection through a NAT router, your clients will get the NAT device's IP as their DNS setting. The NAT device will do DNS relay to the ISP to allow the machines to resolve foreign URLs.
If the machines are using the local DNS, you will need to modify the local DNS to forward to a public DNS (such as your ISP or a public service like 126.96.36.199) so that it can resolve foreign URLs for itself and its clients.
If you are planning on installing a domain, this is the best way to get it to work. Make sure the clients use the local DNS only. Do not set any other DNS addresses, not even as secondaries. They should reference the local DNS server only.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 6:39 PMMany thanks Bill, that worked a treat , the DNS connected to internet along with the Clients PC's.