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2 new Windows 2003 Servers need FQDN - How to setup

I have two fresh windows 2003 servers setup each with its own line (IP), and firewall. I need to set these up so they have a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). How do i do this?

I will not be running DNS on either box, use a third party company with web panel for tDNS configuration (A, MX records etc).

SQL Server is installed on each box that i will be mirroring to each other so i need FQDN for access.

I named one PROD1 and the other SEC1. Do i need to forward its IP in our DNS manager to the computername.domainname.com? I own a few domains that i can use for each box, or i can use sub-domains (prod1.domainname.com to public IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xx1 and sec1.domainname.com to public ip xxx.xxx.xxx.xx2)

Sorry if i am graspoing, i am new to this and have a major $$ outlay to get this up and running of course in a short period of time.

Winston Smith
Winston Smith
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If this is for external users to access, then you have to use the third party external DNS manager.

Internally you need an internal DNS.
Winston SmithDeveloperAuthor Commented:
I will have no internal users connecting to these boxes so do i still need internal dns? IP will work fine for access internally i would imagine.

So i setup each as a domain controller? How should i name the domains?
Go to System Properities, Computer Name tab, click Change, on the Computer Name Changes box - click More, In the Primary DNS Suffix of this computer add the the rest of the FQN you wnat to use (i.e. internal.com) so the FQDN would be server.internal.com.
Winston SmithDeveloperAuthor Commented:
That is exactly what i was looking for. No need for domain controllers or any of the other junk i was looking into. Cheers!! Thanks!

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