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Setup DNS communications between two networks

My situation is that I want to setup trackit (system auditing software) remote control.  My trackit server is located on my student network, to remote control systems on my staff network I need to be able to contact the workstation via workstation name.  I cannot see the workstations from the student network, when I try an nslookup or ping using name I get destination unreachable, but I can ping if I use the IP address.  I am not that well versed in DNS but I felt that is what is required to get this to work.  I have NS record of the Staff DNS server on the Student DNS server and visa versa.  I tried creating a secondary forward lookup zone for the staff network, but does not seem to be helping.  I hope this makes sense, can someone tell if I can have this ability and if so how.  Thank you
Network AnalysisWindows Server 2003DNS

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8/22/2022 - Mon
amajidkh

use stub network option
amajidkh

naturally the 2 networks sould be able to see eachother.
Jay_Jay70

basically, to elaborate and give some sense on above....

A stub zone will hold a read only copy of a zone from another domain.....
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/648F2EFD-0AD4-4788-80C8-75F8491F660E1033.mspx

In your situation, in the domain that you are working in, you should host a stub zone for the other domain - if they trust each other, if not, then you should look at pulling a secondary zone in your network, from the other :)

Either that or you can use conditional forwarding from your domain to the other
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/DNS_Conditional_Forwarding_in_Windows_Server_2003.html
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James Murphy
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Just make sure DNS1 can read the zone hosted by DNS2. You do this by adding DNS1 to the zone transfers tab on the DNS properties on DNS2. It make take it a minute to apply, but you can then force a transfer of the zone. Stub zone works well in this situation.
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