Internet Connection Battle in windows 2003 Server.

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My customer currently is using a Windows 2003 server with 2005 SQL server, and an active directory in place. The server is set to do DHCP and DNS on the LAN. We have a Cbeyond Cisco Fiber router recently installed. All workstations are set to Static IP address same Sub net with Default Gateway being the Router. DNS is set to Server IP. It currently is taking 1-3 mins to load a web page on the work stations. This was what I proposed to resolve the issues.I proposed we turn the DHCP off on the Server, what we currently have done in effect is doing the same thing by setting Static IP's on all the workstations and pointing them to the the Server as it's DNS. We then allow the Router to control all DHCP on the Internal LAN. Map the server drives in each work station pointing them to the servers SQL. I am being told by the Data Base Vendor that my proposal will not work because of the active directory on the Server. I'm looking for others input if my proposal will work or not, and or any Ideals as to how to provide my customer the use of there 20 meg internet speed. Thanks for any help those would like to offer.

Software/Hardware used:
Microsoft 2003 server, 2005 SQL Server.All on a dell Server over 5 years old.
ASKED: July 27, 2012  10:00 PM
UPDATED: July 27, 2012  10:11 PM

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  • mshen
    It sounds like you have a problem with the server DNS.  Make sure you have a DNS forwarder to a trusted external DNS server like 8.8.8.8.  You can test to verify it is your DNS server by using 8.8.8.8 or any other external DNS server on your test client machine.
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  • greatjubee
    mshen: The SQl Administrators are fighting me tooth and nail over any changes or attempts to test any changes, Im sure that that the server DNS is screwed up Im just looking to work around it, do you think my work around will work or do I need to look to a different Direction?
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  • mshen
    Changing to DHCP on your router may help with the forwarders, judging by the speed at which your clients are getting to websites it sounds like the DNS server is running off root hints.
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