Problem is just what the title says. IT doesn't know how to solve this issue so hopefully you guys do!
In my office, let's say I have a server called MyServer. Its IP address is 192.168.1.15 on the network. In the office, I can type in say, http:\\myserver
into IE and it will go to the correct default page.
However, outside of the office, if a user connects to the network (using sonic wall netextender vpn), typing the server name alone will not work. One has to type http:\\192.168.1.15
to get to the page.
Question: what can be done to give a user connecting from outside of the network the ability to use the server name? Not only is it a pain for intranet sites but I have a suspicion that access to SQL Server is not working because of this.
We have a local DNS server. Can something be done here? I wish to avoid having to key in the server name/IP in the hosts file for everyone's computers.