I apologize in advance for the "newbieness" of this question.
I've acquired a new client who has a Windows 2000 Server, and a mixed environment of xp home, media center, professional, 98 and ME computers. I've gotten rid of all the 98 and ME computers and replaced them with XP Pro.
The site was using their server as a file server only. The workstations were all peer to peer workgroup. As I upgrade their network environment from workgroup to domain, here's what I encouter. The names I use aren't real...but just to illustrate the client's present conditions
Customer's Workgroup name: contoso
Customer's Website domain: contosopromotions.com
Windows 2000 Server Domain Name: contosopromotions.com
The server is set to Mixed mode, so when adding a domain, you have to use "contoso" to get the login and password prompt for adding the machine, but once the computer is joined to the domain, it shows up as being a member of the "contosopromotions.com"
Active Directory is installed.
I changed the DNS of this server so that the server points to itself as the DNS server. Each computer on the network points to the server for it's DNS resolution.
Ok, so now that I've done this, every computer can visit any website on the internet except www.contosopromotions.com
. That's because the server thinks that IT is contosopromotions.com. But actually, contosopromotions.com has an external website IP address of 400.300.200.100 (not a real IP), so it's not the 192.168.1.2 address that I've set DNS to in the sever. (BTW...I've added the ISP's DNS IP's in the DNS forwarders tab in the properties, which is why they can go to any other page on the internet).
How do I configure this server so that it knows to forward request to www.contosopromotions.com
to the external ip address, rather than pointing to itself for just that one page?