We recently installed a MS Server 2012 Essentials system to our small office. The office network is set up as follows: Outside Internet -> Wireless Router/Firewall that includes PBX services for VoIP -> Server +computers+phones.
This morning, our entire network+phones was down. We restarted hte router/switch etc and everything was restored. I have some concerns that the router and windows essential box are both running DNS servers and may have caused the crash. We were happy to use Essentials 2012 because it is billed as a simple install.
Has anyone had any similar problems. I considered disabling DNS server on the Essentials box, but figure that will cripple AD.
Any insights are appreciated.
I am also struggling since a couple of weeks with DNS issues. We are using a HSPA Router which does DHCP and propaply also acts as a DNS. No matter what we do - fix server adress - dynamic server address - router DHCP disableb / enabled we always run into the problem that the names do not get resolved properly. Extremly slow network, sporadic losses of Internet connectivity.
Have not ried to disble DNS on Essentials 2012 for the same AD reason you mention.
Unfortunatly I do not have a clue how to fix this. Its driving me mad.
I've got the same problems. I have a D-Link DIR-100 router working as DNS and DHCP server. My Win ser. 2012 Ess. was originally set up in a different network and moved to the final location (network). Could that be the cause of all problems?
Did you solve your problems? And when, how?