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  • Hello.

    Pardon my rookie question..

    I have a domain client set up to receive dynamic ip address from the router serving as the DHCP server. The domain client has dns settings manually configured.

    The primary dns address points to the router and the secondary dns address points to the domain server.

    My challenge is whenever the server is off, I expect the internet service to be available however, the domain client fails to access the internet.

    My second challenge is that a workstation not joined to the domain is able to access the internet even when the server is off.

    Kindly help me in resolving this problem. It would mean the world to me.

    Thanks

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:47 PM

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  • Hi agent.47,

    >>My challenge is whenever the server is off

    Did you mean domain server(as well as DNS server) off?

    >>I expect the internet service to be available however, the domain client fails to access the internet.

    Could you ping 8.8.8.8 when the domain client fails to access the internet? If you could ,the Internet still works correctly, only the applications which use DNS can't resolve names to addresses.

    If your domain server is going to be down on a regular basis, you should configure public DNS servers on your client machines,such as 8.8.8.8.

    As a quick fix, configure your server's DHCP role to provide Google DNS (8.8.8.8) as secondary. That way when your domain server is down, your clients will use Google DNS to resolve domain names instead - allowing the internet experience to continue.

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Friday, October 13, 2017 6:09 AM
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    Candy


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    Monday, October 16, 2017 8:44 AM
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    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:59 AM