NSlookup from NT to 2003
Posted on 2004-09-08
Hey guys, I am a bit confused about my dns problem with two domains and seek your expert advice for the following situation:
Two pristine networks: Nt4 and 20003 Active Directory. two domain controllers on AD are dns servers 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 respectively. No dns servers on NT4 environment. DC's and member servers on AD environment can resolve each other via dns just fine.
Problem: Any workstation in the nt4 environment cannot succesfully resolve AD servers via DNS, this also includes my Windows XP workstation which has static DNS entries of 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. Here is the outpout of the nslookup both forward and reverse from my workstation:
*** corpwk3sdc01.domain.local can't find corpwk3sdc01: Server failed
I get the same results on NT4 servers, any thoughts? Since my workstation is not set to DHCP, does this mean i have to manualy register my DNS? If so then how come the reverse DNS comes up fine? Note: nothing about my workstation, name or IP is listed in the DNS forward and lookup zones. Do I need to add the dns suffix of domain.local on my local area connection DNS properties?