Best practice and method while installing DNS in workgroup environment...
Posted on 2009-05-11
Hi friends !
I have installed DNS in the same installation of Active Directory and managed Domain Controller too. But I never installed DNS in workgroup.
Through my previous post here on experts-exchange, I came to know about ins and outs of DNS in workgroup. Yet I want to install DNS in workgroup as per the agreement of our IT department.
My idea is to will bring all the internal clients in same workgroup i.e. XYZ and in System Properties--->Computer Name---->Change--->More---->Primary DNS Suffix of this computer, I will give xyz.internal, SO THAT all computers make entry in DNS themselves (and I wont have hurdles to manually enter them.)
1. Do we use the same (.) in DNS while installing it WITHOUT Active Directory. I mean to say that while installing DNS, do we HAVE TO use something like xyz.internal (as we use in Domain environment) or just XYZ is OK ?
2. We have our public domain: xyz.ac.in. Should I use the same for internal DNS or I should use something like xyz.internal as mentioned above ?
Please comment on my ideas and tell me the best practices while using DNS in Workgroup environment. Also tell me one important thing about DNS Name.