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Configuring DNS to expand URL

I am the administration for a windows 2003 Active directory with AD Integrated DNS. I have a website that my customers hit quite often.  Unfortunately the URL is less than intuitive. Its a third party app whose URL paths cannot be changed. In addition I have an external DNS provider that will require access to this page as well. I can make changes to DNS. I have attempted to use CNAME's without success.

I would like for SS8A.acme.com to be typed by a customer or user and that get expanded/redirected to SS8a.acme.com/public/data/cases/status.

The IP address of the app machine is the same for both URL's.

The reason why bookmarks won't work is some of our customer's have policies that prevent bookmark (strange I know)..

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You cannot use DNS for mapping in this way.  The only way I can recommend you get this working with the least amount of effort is to pre-populate the Favorites via GPO.


As DeanC30 said, you can not put urls in dns. One way to over come this is to redirect the users typing the domain SS8A.acme.com to SS8a.acme.com/public/data/cases/status

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