Solved

Can't view website internally from different domain

Posted on 2008-10-30
6
357 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We are setting up a new section of our business and have created a seperate domain for everything associated with that business. We will call the old domain Domain A and the new one Domain B. Domain A and B have seperate dns servers setup in them and the machines that are members of Domain A use domain A servers and of course domain B members use domain B dns. Well the problem is we want to host a website on domain B and all the members of domain B can see the website fine but when you try to view the website from domain A like typing in www.ourwebsite.com in the the address bar it takes you to a google search for www.ourwebsite.com. So basically I need a way to forward dns requests for www.ourwebsite.com from domain a to domain b or something like that so that domain a can see the website. Also the website works fine from outside the office and all machines run through the same router.
0
Comment
Question by:red24698
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:ltxda
ID: 22844778
An easy way is to manually create an A record of the website located on Domain B on the DNS server in Domain A.  Unless the IP changes for the site locatd on Domain B, this will work.

You can also setup a zone to slave off the DNS Server on Domain B but the recommendation above is much simpler to implement.
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:brwwiggins
ID: 22845084
If they are different DNS names (such as our company.net vs our compnay.com) then you can setup conditional forwarding on the DNS server to forward requests for company.net to domain B's servers while still have all other requests go their normal route.

See here for more details http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/DNS_Conditional_Forwarding_in_Windows_Server_2003.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:red24698
ID: 22850246
brwwiggins:
Hey thanks thats got it partially working but only some of the machines in domain A can see it now even though they all use the same domain controllers...any ideas?
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

Author Comment

by:red24698
ID: 22850870
Ok i take that back....when i was leaving yesterday some of the machines were working but now we are back to none again...also i can ping and nslookup domain B and both of them come back fine...
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:brwwiggins
ID: 22853206
so you can ping the server by name but it won't come up via the browser?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
red24698 earned 0 total points
ID: 22871989
Ok what I did that fixed the problem was I setup a new zone on the domain A DC for domainb.com and used internal ip address numbers for the a records
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Prologue It is often required to host multiple websites on a single instance of IIS, mostly in development environments instead of on production servers. I am sure it is not much a preferred solution on production servers but this is at least a pos…
Lync server 2013 or Skype for business Backup Service Error ID 4049 – After File Share Migration
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now