I have a rather irritating issue that needs resolving regarding Active Directory and DNS.
You see, I run a File Server and Active Directory at home. Whilst its all setup and working, I find that I have to manually enter the details of the DNS server into the computers that I have, otherwise, they will not use the active directory to get DNS information, and everything falls in a big heap.
I'm wondering if there is some way to ensure that computers that connect automatically are aware of the DNS servers that they must be running - Is this something that is done via the computer, or via the router and its interface. Any requests un-resolvable by the DNS will be forwarded onto the router, where they are then put over to Google DNS.
Should I turn of the DNS on the router - or merely direct it to put requests to the local server which will then forward to Google itself.
OS is Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Clients typically run Windows 7 (Hey - It was cheap, and works well for what it does).
Network lies behind a "typical" router with a hardware Firewall and NAT enabled.
Cheers for any advice