Cross Domain Name resolution question
Posted on 2010-08-23
I have a medium suized network with 4 physical locations and 2 domains (one for students, and one for teachers). i am running into difficulties occasionally when trying to ping by name from one domain to the other. I find that if I am at <machinea> and it is receiving it's DNS information from <Domaina.int> and I ping <machineb> who receives uit's DNS info from <domainb.domaina.int> I must fully qualify the machine name <machineb.domainb.domaina.int> in order to get a response.
While I have successfully worked around this issue by adding appending both suffixes in the DNS search order on my clients via a group policy; I cannot get over the nagging feeling that there is something amiss on my network.