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DNS help

I can ping the server name and the IP adress but when I try to contact through DNS \\mydomain.com\sysvol\mydomain.com I get THE NETWORK PATH NOT FOUND.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
What Server OS?

You can follow my recipe if you are using 2K or 2K3

Go into DNS manager..

First create your reverse zone if not done already

Right click on REVERSE ZONE, and then create the zone using 192.168.1.
next right click on FORWARD ZONE
then choose primary and enter in mysite.com
once the forward zone is created, select THAT zone (mysite.com) and right click
add an A record choose the default settings and make sure there is a checkmark on create associated PTR record
right again on THAT zone (mysite.com), choose CNAME (canonical nae), enter 'www' as the alias, and the IP address 192.168.1.x.  (make sure you have that last "." after the 1.) where x is your server.
right click on the server and choose update server datafiles.
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
Please give example on CNAME never used that befroe.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
CNAME or canonical name....is what you would normally refer to ALIAS, such as the following common ones..

www (world wide web)
ftp (file transfer protocol)

for example you enter "www", this applies to your domain PREFIX.... and you can refer to this as

www.yourdomain.com

Any reference to this in the URL will point to your web services, like wise with FTP.

of course, the services need to be installed, configured and running.
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
Excuse my stupidity but did you not say specify the alias as www and then the IP address. or Am I specifying the complete domain name in the alias and the IP else where.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
It's the latter.

"Am I specifying the complete domain name in the alias and the IP else where."
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
Alright then the IP address goes where?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Let's take a step back...

"I can ping the server name and the IP adress but when I try to contact through DNS \\mydomain.com\sysvol\mydomain.com I get THE NETWORK PATH NOT FOUND."

1) do you have a STATIC IP?
2) What server OS?
3) How are you accesing "I try to contact through DNS \\mydomain.com\sysvol\mydomain.com", what program are you using?
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
Sorry, still learning....

Yes it has a static IP. ( It is the DC and DNS ) DHCP is my Cisco Pix.
It is a Win2003 SBS box.

I am using the command prompt \\Nathansonlawfirm.com\sysvol\Nathansonlawfirm.com
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Did you create your REVERSE ZONE?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
the IP address will be the first 3 numbers in your IP
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
Yes.
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
yes 192.168.1.x subnet
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Let's follow the instructions....
next right click on FORWARD ZONE
(create your server name, either FQDN-fully qualified domain name OR hostname)
then choose primary and enter in mysite.com

once the forward zone is created, select THAT zone (mysite.com) and right click
add an A record choose the default settings and make sure there is a checkmark on create associated PTR record, put your server IP in here if NOT there already.

right again on THAT zone (mysite.com), choose CNAME (canonical nae), enter 'www' as the alias, and the IP address 192.168.1.x.  (make sure you have that last "." after the 1.) where x is your server.
right click on the server and choose update server datafiles.
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
This is were I am asking:

The Alias is WWW then add the IP address so it would be www192.168.1.102 or www.192.168.1.102 or in a different field on that same property page...
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
what is the forward zone?  Can you detail what you have done so far?
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
Forward Lookup Zone
              Nathansonlawfirm.local
                _msdcs
               _sites
               _TCP
               _Udp
               com
                DomainDnszones
              Same as Parent   Host A 169.254.254.154
              Same As Parent   Host A 192.168.1.102  This is the server
                ForestDNSZones
                Same as Parent   Host A 169.254.254.154
              Same As Parent   Host A 192.168.1.102  This is the server
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Hmm...can you confirm...

running Active Directory?
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
It is loaded but not really using it. using Server management
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
ok...create the CNAME "www" and use the IP address of your server or FQDN.
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
Did so now I have under Nathansonlawfirm.local

www                      Alias (CNAME)                  192.168.1.102

Correct

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
update your server data files.

test

www.nathansonlawfirm.local by typing in the command prompt

nslookup www.nathansonlawfirm.local

it should return

192.168.1.102
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
YESSSSSSSS....it worked!!!!!!
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
What is this other IP 169.254.254.154 is it suppose to be there.

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NAT-LAW-1>nslookup nathansonlawfirm.loca
l
Server:  nat-law-1.nathansonlawfirm.local
Address:  192.168.1.102

Name:    nathansonlawfirm.local
Addresses:  192.168.1.102, 169.254.254.154


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NAT-LAW-1>
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
How can I give you more than 500pts
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
That's the basics of DNS.  If you want to have your workstations see this, then you have 2 ways...

1 - make nathansonlawfirm.local the DNS server (make this 2nd or 3rd DNS server)

or

2- create a hosts file (little more complex)
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
It is already the Primary DNS.

As you see I have two NICs, Noticed the second is the Second IP I was refering to. Would it be better to add static on this Intergrated Nic also? ( It is not being used )

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NAT-LAW-1>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nat-law-1
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : NathansonLawFirm.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : NathansonLawFirm.local

Ethernet adapter NIC Card:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-18-0D-B4-F7
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
                                       68.94.156.1

Ethernet adapter Intergraded NIC:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-0A-CE-86
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.254.154
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.NAT-LAW-1>
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Let's get back to the original question, and clarify for me what you want to do please.
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
What is this command for: \\nathansonlawfrim.com\sysvol\nathansonlwafirm.com
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Depends on the context used.

it could be a mapped drive on your domain nathansonlawfirmcom with a SYSVOL (Novel networking nomenclature) to the sub folder nathansonlwafirm.com

OR

and exectuable sitting in the server nathansonlawfrim.com, in a subfolder \sysvol.
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
Is it not a way to see if the proper share rights are on the sysvol folder? If finds the path your fine but if you recieve the following it is not good..
 \\mydomain.com\sysvol\mydomain.com I get THE NETWORK PATH NOT FOUND.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
how do you access this?
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
The command prompt
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
An easier method would be to locate your SYSVOL folder with MY COMPUTER (on your server).  Right click on the folder, and look at security/permissions in NTFS
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!
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rcoblensAuthor Commented:
look up this question if you want more pionts: Title: MRxSmb Event ID 50 Application is trying to save data to serve
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
how about the URL instead?
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