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windows 2003 dns problem


DNS external and internal. I have setup Windows 2003 Active Directory and DNS Server on same Box. The address is private. My email /web services are hosted by yahoo. When I try to go to the website using any of XP clients it says page not displayed, same thing when I try to go to mail.companyname.com hosted by yahoo, it says page not displayed. I am using the private address as the DNS and my firewall private ip (DNS forwarding) as secondary. How can I solve this problem. I do not have problem accessing another website.

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Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:

Your problem is most likely caused because you have the same DNS domain names internally and externally.  This is actually a great way to set things up.  Here's what you have to do to make that other stuff work:

1. Get the external IP addresses and names of all host records in your external DNS.
2. Recreate those records in your internal zone

For example, let's say that you're using as your internal network ID.  Your DNS zones have all kinds of 10.1.1.x IP addresses.  Let's say that your web site is 'www' and its IP address is and your external mail server is and is 'mail'.  In your internal DNS zone, right-click on the zone and select "New Host".  Create a host record for www with the IP address of and a host record for mail with the IP address of  You shouldn't have to recreate the MX record since you're not hosting a mail server internally.

Hope that helps!


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