Using Windows Server 2008 Active Directory and Windows Server 2008 DNS Server
My company’s windows domain name is identical to our externally hosted company website.
Initially we had a problem getting to this external site from our desks until we added a ("www" A Record) pointing to the externally hosted website's IP address.
This method works well if internal employees enter www.mycompany.com
, however, it does not work if the employee enters http://mycompany.com
(goes to an internal web server).
I can add an ("http" external IP address) A record in DNS but it will not allow me to create a record like ("http://
" external IP address) I believe that I need to add the “:\\” to the http for this to work but the DNS server will not allow it.
Any ideas on how I can internally forward users that type in http:/mycompany.com
to our external website?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.