I've got an issue with my home network - I have a DDWRT router running as a gateway and primary DHCP/DNS Server on 192.168.1.1 and a Windows Server 2008 machine running as a domain controller and secondary DNS/DHCP server on 192.168.1.12.
I'm trying to connect a second server to the domain but it says a domain controller for the domian domain.local cannot be contacted. I've set a static IP on the machine of 192.168.1.2, a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and gateway of 192.168.1.1. Primary DNS server is set to 192.168.1.1 and secondary is 192.168.1.12 - is this the reason, do I need the DC as the primary DNS server?
The reason I am doing it like is this that the router is on all the time assigning IP addresses and providing internet but the domain controller only gets turned on when I'm working in the home lab - it's probably somthing elementary but I'm still not quite 100% with DNS.