If you dig into the DNS settings, you’ll notice that the DNS Server picks up the routers IP as a forwarder.Routers by default will hand out their own IP as the DNS Server and proxy DNS out to the WAN configured (usually DHCP but sometimes services like Open DNS) DNS servers.You can just jump into the NIC settings on the server and give it a static IP address of your choice. Additionally, if you absolutely wanted to run DHCP on the SBS Essentials server, no problems there either, simply open up the Server Manager, install the roll and configure DHCP.
Man of us are now familiar with AD’s naming convention, and have more than likely renamed or rebuilt their AD domains.
It doesn’t matter now, because you were brought here to find out what to do with it. It stands for “Fully Qualified Domain Name.” It is multi-level, or hierarchal, such as: domain.comdomain.netdomain.localchilddomainname.domain.localetc What is a Single Label DNS Domain name? The Root domain name, such as com, edu, net, etc, is also known as the TLD (Tope Level Domain name).
I hope you find this blog informative on this issue and what to do about it. The name is reminiscent of the legacy style NT4 domain Net BIOS domain names, such as: DOMAINCORPCOMPANYNAMEetc Unfortunately, since this does not work with DNS, and Active Directory relies on DNS, therefore, it does not work with Active Directory. Basically you can look at a DNS domain name as having multiple levels separated by periods.
If no server is found, the DHCP DNS assigned address is kept.
This means that client computers get the SBS DNS address within the SBS network, but the DHCP assigned address at a place like Star Bucks.