Windows 2003 DNS redirect users to a different location

Posted on 2007-10-07
Last Modified: 2008-05-31
I work for a small company of 40 employees .We have a windows 2003 AD enviroment. Some of our client computers home page points to our parents company's old intranet site which is not longer valid. I would like to setup DNS so request to http:\\intranet will redirect the user to a network share which as all of our company information. Is this possible if so have can I do this?
Question by:compdigit44
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    You can create 'New Alias CNAME' record (for old server name) inside DNS that point to new server name (target host).

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    What kind of network share is this?  Unless it's a HTTP site it isn't going to work.  You'll be redirecting from http://intranet to http://new_server, but unless new_server is running IIS it will give an error because there will be nothing to supply HTTP web pages.

    You'd be better off changing the default homepage to something else.  You can easily do this on all PCs without visiting them using Group Policy.  Open Active Directory Users & Computers on the server, right click your domain name and click Properties, open the Group Policy tab.  What you see on this tab will vary depending on whether you have the Group Policy Management Console, but basically you want to get to the "Default Domain Policy" and edit it.  When you have it open for editing open the User Configuration tree and drill down to User Configuration/Windows Settings/Internet Explorer Maintenance/URLs.  Edit Important URLs and set the homepage.  After a few hours this will update the homepage of all PCs.
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    Any update Compdigit44 ?

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