We have a (mostly) Windows 2000 network that includes about a half dozen MACs that are used for design purposes. Our network contains an intranet server. The server is listed in DNS with the netbios names, not full domain name. Example: server1,NOT server1.xxx.com. The internal domain name we use for active directory logon etc, is already in use on the intranet, so we do not have our servers/intranet set up to be accessed by FQDN.
The issue is this: None of the MACs on our network seem capable of surfing via web browser to these NetBios names. Typing in http://server1
(which works on PCs) always results in our Safari and IE browsers attempting to connect to http://www.server1.com
. The web browsers seem pre-configured to try and fill in the FQDN rather than just take the name entered, and go to our DNS servers to resolve.
Any ideas around this would be HUGE. Right now, we just make MAC users use IP addresses, but would really like them to not have to do this so we can use host headers on our intranet site and have several sites set up on 1 IP.