Does anybody know why I cannot connect to the internet when my Server is down?
1.) My Windows 7 machines cannot connect to the internet when my Windows 2012 server is down. 2.) My Windows Vista machines cannot connect to the internet when my Windows 2012 server is down.
Note: The browser error that I get is "...DNS address could not be found."
Note: The ping error that I get is "Could not find the host"
Note: LAN connections work
► Server OS = Windows Server 2012 Essentials
- Web Server Role (IIS)
- DNS Server Role
► Router (DHCP Server)
► Port Forwarding 53 (DNS)
The problem presents itself under these conditions:
- I turn off the Server
- I remove port forwarding 53 (ie, I make my router the DNS Server again)
When I attempt to stop forwarding the DNS role to my Server the rest of my computers still fail to access the internet.
Does anybody know why?