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DNS questions for RWW and WWW

Posted on 2008-10-22
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I use Godaddy for a domain name and for web hosting. I have SBS 2003 server running exchange and rww, but no http.

How do I set up my DNS records so that if I type thisexample.com it will go to the web host instead of trying to go to the sbs server which will give an error.
I have to type www.thisexample.com to go to the website.
I type thisexample.com/remote to go to the rww site.
Is what I am asking even possible with this setup? Thanks for any help.

Currently the records are set up.

ARecord        @        x.x.x.x (static ip of my dsl connection)
ARecord       www y.y.y.y (godaddy webhost)
ARecord       ftp       y.y.y.y
ARecord   remote x.x.x.x
ARecord   mail x.x.x.x
CNAME       mobilemail       mobilemail-v01.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net
CNAME       pda       mobilemail-v01.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net
CNAME       email       email.secureserver.net
CNAME    smtp         smtp.secureserver.net
CNAME    pop        pop.secureserver.net
CNAME    webmail       webmail.secureserver.net
CNAME     imap     imap.secureserver.net
MX       @       mailstore1.secureserver.net
MX       @       smtp.secureserver.net
MX       @       mail.thisexample.com (my domain name)
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Right now, it looks like you'd use www.thisexample.com to get to the hosted site and remote.thisexample.com to get to the SBS site.  You won't be able to use www.thisexample.com/remote to get to the SBS site unless you create a page on the hosted site that would redirect.  I think you can change the @ record above to y.y.y.y if you want queries to thisexample.com to go to the hosted site instead of the SBS site.  Does that help?
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