Windows XP PRO on Domain Newbie

Windows XP PRO on Domain Newbie

Post by Thomas R G » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:38:32

Just switched my Windows XP Pro pc's (3) from a workgroup (MYHOME) to a
domain (OUR) on a windows 2003 R2 Standard server

I was able to ping the server by dns name from my pc

Today I tried and it brought up an external ip address
On the other two pc's it was working

I ran a tracert and it took me to somewhere unknown to me and my ISP which I

I then used ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns

Now it works.

What can cause that to happen

I hope I do not have to flush and register alot

Any ideas thanks


Windows XP PRO on Domain Newbie

Post by Malk » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 09:41:56

My guess is that you have DNS set incorrectly. The server must only look to
itself for DNS with forward lookup zones for Internet access. The
workstations must only look to the server for DNS.

How Domain Controllers Are Located in Windows XP - ;en-us;314861
Setting Up the Domain Name System for Active Directory - ;en-us;237675
HOW TO: Configure DNS for Internet Access in Windows 2000 - ;en-us;300202
DNS and AD FAQs -

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