"lenny109" <lenny@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Our server (Windows Server 2003) was switched off over night when we lost
> power to the building. When it was all switched back on again we have
> started to have problems getting on the internet. I have narrowed it down
> to the DNS as Skype works on all the computers. If I set the Preferred DNS
> server on one of the client computers to the same as the Default Gateway
> instead of the Server's IP then we are able to access the internet without
> any problems. I can't find any errors relating to this problem in Event
> Viewer. I have rebooted the server and the TS server a number of times.
> Once it all started to work OK but after about an hour or so all
> connection was lost again.
> If I plug a laptop directly into the router then I can get on without any
> problems. I can also access the network from outside using the Router VPN
> and then onto remote desktop.
> Is there something that I can do to reset the DNS settings on the server
> and possibly reset all the DHCP settings too?
Please look in the Event logs (App, System, Directory Service, etc, logs)
and post any errors you see. Post the EventID# and source names, please.
Apparently the hard shutdown could have caused an issue with AD, which could
snowball into other issues.
Let's try to not use the router or anything else other than the SBS as the
DNS address in order to keep things configured correctly for right now.
Are you familiar with using nslookup to test DNS queries?
If not, open a CMD prompt (Start/Run, type in CMD, enter.
Type in nslookup, enter
Then at the ">" prompt, type in www.yahoo.com
and hit enter.
(it should give you a response here)
If it doesn't respond, let us know what type of error shows up.
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