troubleshooting Question

DNS serch suffixes

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Aaron StreetFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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HI,

I would like to knwo if this is possible to do, using windows server 2003.

I for instance want to have a list of domains

pc.domin.com
printer.domin.com
server.domin.com
etc
etc

this would all be set up ion a single DNS server.

now supose a PC with the FQDN mine.pc.domin.com pings the printer dell.printer.domin.com

now if we use the FQDN it will work. but if I only use the host name of 2Dell" then unless I have the serch suffix printer.domin.com in y network settigns, in a group policy or from the DHCP options it would fail.

what I want is a way that the client does not need a list of the search suffixes, but the DNS server deals with it.

Ie the client sends a request for the host Dell. and the DNS server check through all its lookup zones for a match to it. Or indeed the DNS server holds the lists of suffixes and tries each one in turn.

It seems that this would create less netwrok traffic, and allow me to seperate out my DNS recourds.

This seperation would be usefuill in terms of securirty where we want to be able to limit different networks/users to be able to access different ares of the DNS scope.


Any ideas how to achive this
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