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Posted on 2007-12-03
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I am enquiring if it is possible with windows 2003 dns to have a alias set up so that all requestst to *.sub.domain.org will go directly to this server no matter what is typed before > sub. The host headers of the IIS server will do the rest.

e.g abc.sub.domain.org and def.domain.org will resolve to the same address without having to set up the dns for each one manually?
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by:lcit
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Yes.  If you add a new domain under the forward lookup zones for the main domain. like under domain.org, you'd add a new domain called "sub".  In that domain called "sub", add an A record for * pointing to the IP of the server.
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by:cancervic
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I have tried this and have had no luck. The "*" A record does not seem to work. if i add a a record of "abc" i can than ping  abc.sub.domain.org.
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by:Dave_Dietz
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It may be that adding the wildcard via the DNS manager UI isn't working.

Please see the following KB article:

You cannot use the DNS snap-in to create a wildcard character record in a DNS zone on a Windows 2000 domain controller
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840687/en-us

Dave Dietz
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This was resolved by disabling wins forward lookup.
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