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i have an intranet website set up for my local users. i have created a dns entry on my win 2003 server for this website and added the ip address for this dns server to each users computer's tcp/ip settings. Everything works fine for a while. Eventually the client computer is not able to contact the website; receiving the browser error that the website cannot be found. To fix this problem i have to either go to the command prompt and use ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew or repair the network connection. does anyone know how i can straighten this out? is it a problem on the server end or the client end? Thanks.
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>>i have created a dns entry on my win 2003 server for this website and added the ip address for this dns server to each users computer's tcp/ip settings.
is it the primary or secondary server.  it should be the primary

>>Eventually the client computer is not able to contact the website
if it is setup properly, it should be instantly

>>is it a problem on the server end or the client end?
one or the other, or possibly both

do you have a windows domain?  If so is the A record you created on your DNS  server in your domain's zone, or in another DNS zone?

test your DNS setup by doing "NSLOOKUP www.domain.com" from command line from a client PC.... it should resolve to the IP of your intranet website

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by:buckshaver
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thanks for your suggestions. it wasn't quite the answer, but i think that you led me in the right direction. i didn't have any reverse lookup zones set up.
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by:buckshaver
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ok, adding the reverse lookup zone has not fixed my problem. i have followed all ot mikeleebrla suggestions to no avail. any other suggestions?
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No way... this is the same question... and again only 50 points.
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by:mikeleebrla
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>>thanks for your suggestions
i was mainly asking questions to help me help you. None of the questions i asked have been answered.  until you answer the following questions, i can't help you:

>>>>i have created a dns entry on my win 2003 server for this website and added the ip address for this dns server to each users computer's tcp/ip settings.
is it the primary or secondary server??

do you have a windows domain?  If so is the A record you created on your DNS  server in your domain's zone, or in another DNS zone?

test your DNS setup by doing "NSLOOKUP www.domain.com" from command line from a client PC.... it should resolve to the IP of your intranet website...do the nslookups resolve to the IP of your intranet site???


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Chris Dent earned 50 total points
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Duplicate posting. Repeated here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_22084560.html

Buckshaver, you should only really post the question in one topic area. If you have problems getting help in that one you can post a pointer question in another to get more attention drawn to it. It just prevents us duplicating our efforts, and prevents you having to dig through two sets of answers.

I recommend you have a quick look at the "Asking Questions" FAQ here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs3

Chris
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