I have a Windows 20003 domain controller. The PDC is
running DNS. DNS seems to be working properly, I can browse and ping
websites, but I just noticed today that when I do an NSLookup I receive
the following error.
DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
*** Request to server.com timed-out
But........If I try it again immediately, it works.
your second query is running a query against an external site which is utilising the forwarder. The first one will query the DNS Server and do a reverse lookup. That all appears to be working because you are getting the ip address of the DNS Server but its not clear if you are getting the DNS name of the server.
What happens when you do a test from the dNS Server ? If you right click on the DNS Server, there is a tab for doing a test.
Do you have a reverse lookup zone ? Have you tried to restart the DNS Service ? Also, on the DNS Server you can go into the Properties and there is a Tab that allows you to do two tests (think its the monitoring tab but cannot be 100% without looking on our servers at work).
i noticed that all of my queries, even yahoo.com, google.com got the same IP Address: 65.xxx.xx.xxx, THE IP ADDRESS of our registered domain! i realized that the domain name my2003server.com i have used to my AD domain is the same to our registered domain name. is there a solution to this or should i re-create my AD.
second thing. regarding the FC4, is it necessary to run the BIND or another DNS aside from the server 2003 DNS?