I have this wierd issue with my DNS. If I assign a static ip to my machines (laptop or desktop) I am unable to resolve local servers, PCs, devices etc. via DNS even using NSLOOKUP (e.g nslookup server01) I get the error
*** nypdc.us.mycompany.local can't find server01: Server failed
but if I allow the machines to take IP addresses via DHCP everything works fine.
Any ideas where to look?
I even tried manually puting the INTERNAL DNS IP from PDC.
Edit ~ I am also able to access the internet so the DNS is working for external items.