I cannot get 2 dns servers to get along
Posted on 2006-11-09
I am dealing with an issue on a network where I manage the microsoft part of the network (a.d.,exchange,file shares) as well as getting to the internet, and another company runs a Unix based intranet site for their custom program. Unfortunately this program they run will not work unless the XP clients have their primary DNS server set to their internal dns server.
The obvious problem there is active directory (especially exchange) does not work correctly and users often cannot open their outlook as well as internet issues. This other company will not cooperate on their end so we came up with a workaround using WINS and host file entries but the main question is:
Is there a way to make the XP clients use the alternate dns server if the primary one doesnt have the answer?
If not, is there a way to put my dns server as the primary and have some kind of host record in my dns pointing all queries for this intranet site go to this other dns server?