Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Map IP of Intranet to a name

Posted on 2007-07-31
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I want to map our intranet homepage to a domain name - right now the users type in to get to the page, i'd rather something easier to remember for them - say foxintranet.net (im not worried about their being an outside site by that same name)

We are using IIS on a WindowsServer2000 machine.
Question by:josephfreer
  • 2
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 19601255
You need to add a host record on your DNS server with the IP address pointing to the name you want to call.
LVL 22

Expert Comment

ID: 19601429
If you are running Active Directory with auto-DNS registering then you already have a record in DNS for your server ... SO, all you need to do is add an alias record for the real name of your server.

If not, then you need to add a new record to your DNS, as mentioned above, cross referencing your IP to a name.

Author Comment

ID: 19601440
ok, how do you add a host record then?
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

ormerodrutter earned 2000 total points
ID: 19601842
In your DNS console, expand your server then Forward Lookup Zone. Right click on your server and choose New Host.....

Give the name and the IP address.

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Welcome to my series of short tips on migrations. Whilst based on Microsoft migrations the same principles can be applied to any type of migration. My first tip Migration Tip #1 – Source Server Health can be found here: http://www.experts-exchang…
Prologue It is often required to host multiple websites on a single instance of IIS, mostly in development environments instead of on production servers. I am sure it is not much a preferred solution on production servers but this is at least a pos…
Loops Section Overview
Look below the covers at a subform control , and the form that is inside it. Explore properties and see how easy it is to aggregate, get statistics, and synchronize results for your data. A Microsoft Access subform is used to show relevant calcul…

564 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question