I have set up a Windows Server 2012 Standard edition at home for learning purposes with the IP 10.1.1.2/16. I also have an ADSL wireless router which connects everything together and works as the DHCP server, with the IP 10.1.1.1/16. The Server name is in server_name.domain_name.org format and netBIOS name is as server_name.
When I try to join a client win7 PC to the domain_name.org domain by searching the domain as domain_name.org it says unable to find domain and if I try using just domain_name it finds the domain but fails to connect after entering username/password by giving the error Unable to resolve DNS name of the domain
I put a static IP to the win7 client with the DNS settings as primary:10.1.1.2 (server) & secondary: 10.1.1.2 (router) with default gateway: 10.1.1.1. Then searched and tried connecting to domain_name.org it worked really fine.
My problem is, I don't want to use static IPs for my clients. I suspect the issue should be with my ADSL router which is the DHCP server for the LAN. Please help me to solve this. Thanks.