DNS problems on server

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John Gray
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DNS problems on server

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Our Windows Server 2008 64-bit box has a problem which I can't sort out.

In the DNS GUI I have three Host (A) records for the server in the domain.local section

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myserver     Host (A)     192.168.0.2          (this is the record I want!)
myserver     Host (A)     192.168.0.50         (this is a RRAS record)
myserver     Host (A)     192.168.1.99         (this is a NAS teaming record) 
My problem is that I need to have PING myserver from any of the LAN PCs to always return 192.168.0.2, rather than 192.168.0.50 (as occasionally happens). If it returns 192.168.0.50, 'problems occur'. I can delete that record from DNS on the server, run IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS on the PC, and then PING myserver on the PC returns the required 192.168.0.2 - until such time as DNS restores the RRAS record!

So my question is: given that the RRAS IP needs to be present, is there any way of prioritising the server's main IP address, 192.168.0.2, or otherwise ensuring that it is always returned by PING? (No such problems occurred on Windows Server 2003, 32-bit).

Thanks!
John Gray

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This suggestion looks as though it might help.
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StuartR wrote:This suggestion looks as though it might help.
It certainly does!
Eternal gratitude due to you if it works! :fanfare: :cheers:
John Gray

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