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Windows 2000: Creating an "A" record entry

Hello,

I have a Windows 2000 domain and host a web site using IIS. While on a computer within my domain I can't go to www.<mydomain>.com. But, if I type in the ip address of my domain web site then I can see it. In order to see my domain web site from within my domain, and to use the fully qualified name rather than the IP address I've been told that I need to create an A list. How do I do this and what entries should I put in? Please provide step by step examples and/or point me to some walk-through examples if some are available (for Windows 2000 Server).

Thank you,

John
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bmquintasCommented:
if you have a domain like mydomain.net you need to go to the dns server, add an entry of type A in the forward lookup zone of the domain:

record type A
www                     ipaddress
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jhiebAuthor Commented:
This is where I am hung up. What option do I select to add the forward lookup zone? Right Click on what and select which option to create this new entry?
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
This article will help explain it to you...

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=168322
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jhiebAuthor Commented:
Thanks. That article helps but I am not sure what option to start with. Basically, tell me.

1. Right click on what
2. Choose what
3. Enter what

Thanks,
John
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Open up your DNS Manager...  Right click on your Domain in the Forward Lookup Zone..  Click on New Host (A)..  Fill in the blanks...  (the computer name and IP Address)  You can also create a PTR record at the same time, for you Reverse Lookup Zone..  not necessary, but I would recommend it..
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jhiebAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
Very Welcome..

FE
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