Solved

How do I have DNS server, on WIN 2K3, resolve a public DNS address that is the same as the AD domain name?

Posted on 2008-10-31
3
269 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a client that has a public domain name that mirrors their AD domain name.  Problem is that when trying to access the public name eg. www.example.com the "page cannot be displayed" error page comes up.

This worked correctly until the server had to be reloaded.  I can't get www.example.com to resolve to the public addy, but can get start.example.com to resolve.

Tryed a A name record, but maybe not correctly. :-)
Thanks,
matt
0
Comment
Question by:TX_SCUBA
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Kutyi earned 500 total points
ID: 22855147
Add an "A" record pointing the host www to your public IP address.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:TX_SCUBA
ID: 31512243
Thank you Kutyi...  Hope that was an easy 500 points.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Kutyi
ID: 22855174
No problem, this is just a pitfall of using a public domain name for your local domain.  I prefer to a domain.local so as not to have issues like this.....:)
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

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

While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Recently, Microsoft released a best-practice guide for securing Active Directory. It's a whopping 300+ pages long. Those of us tasked with securing our company’s databases and systems would, ideally, have time to devote to learning the ins and outs…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

730 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