Replicated server doesn't work without the replicant RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a weird problem.

    Inside our small office network, we have two servers acting as domain controllers and DNS servers. These two servers are replicates of each other. Let's call them server1 and server2. Server1 is running Windows Server 2003 and Server2 is running Windows Server 2008 R2. The system is supposed to be setup so that if one of these servers stops working, the other will handle everything.
    Recently we had some problems with Server1 so we turned it off. When I turned off server1, the server2 DNS services do not work properly.

    Does anyone have an idea why the DNS doesn't work properly when the other server is down?

    • Edited by Pekch Friday, January 21, 2011 9:51 AM Revision...again
    Friday, January 21, 2011 9:40 AM

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  • Is it the DNS service that doesn't work properly or the client's that couldn't resolve host name correctly? Try to ping resolve a host directly on the server itself. DNS servers are usually assign by the DHCP Service... maybe the fall back DNS server is not configured correctly.

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    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 4:14 PM