How to make an RDP connection to server by DNS name

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I have serveral servers in my Network I can use mstsc.exe to connect to most of them simply specifiying the DNS name. However two of them can only be connected to if I use thier IP address. Why is this and do I need to add something into DNS to make them resolvable?
Question by:dallasgrp
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    check those server dns configuration!


    nslookup servername

    and post the result!
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    by:Stephen Manderson
    Check on your DNS server.

    DNS>SERVER>Forward Lookup Zone>Domain

    Do you have records for the 2 machines in there?

    Server1        Host(A)
    Server2        Host(A)

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    The machine name I am looking for is issfps1

    An nslookup points to which is the IP of the DNS Server so
    If you check DNS
    there are two A records for the servers that I can only RDP to by IP address I have deleted both of these records and manually recreated them. Still Nothing
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    UPDATE: After waiting for some time after recreating the records one thing has changed. Before when I ran
    ping issfps1it timed out now when I ping it I get a response with the correct IP address however an mstsc.exe to issfps1 still does not work I must still use Why?
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    Expert Comment

    Have you tried restating your workstation your, routing table could still have the netbios name associated with t eold ip. you could try doing a flush
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    The problem actually had to do with the VPN we were using. It had the wrong domain specified

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