This is probably the simplest question ever, but as usual typing a question on SF clears things up in my mind.
I am setting up a DC using Windows Server 2008 R2 (after a hard drive failure) and have in the process setup a separate DNS server which also runs on Windows Server 2008 R2. For this example the DNS server has an IP address of:
All of our workstations have static IP addresses with the following style IP:
IP: 192.168.1.XXX Subnet: 255.255.255.0 DNS: 192.168.1.50
So as per usual I would add a new workstation by joining it to the domain after setting the above IP settings.
Whenever I have had minor problems in the past getting a workstation to join a domain it's been caused by the incorrect DNS IP being entered.
So, my question:
If I have the following servers (and IP's):
DNS Server / 192.168.1.50 DC Server / 192.168.1.51 File Server/ 192.168.1.52 Backup DNS Server / 192.168.1.60 Additional DC Server / 192.168.1.61
Am I right in setting an example workstation up with the following:
IP: 192.168.1.14 Subnet: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.99 (Router) DNS1: 192.168.1.50 DNS2: 192.168.1.60
and just ensuring all servers are joined to the domain?
Also, what DNS server should be entered for all servers (including the DNS servers themselves)? I'm thinking they would match a workstations setup i.e. with the static IP addresses of the two DNS servers rather than 127.0.0.1 etc. for the DNS servers themselves.