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How to create DNS host record for a non-domain computer in DMZ?

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I have a single computer inside a DMZ.  I want to create a dns record so that we can RDC into the server, or browse to it, without using the IP address.  My DNS servers are domain controllers for a Server 2008 AD domain.

When I try to create a new "host" the DNS manager console automaticaly fills in the FQDN.  I need a host record that is outside of our domain for a server that is the single member of a workgroup.

Do I need a new Zone?  
Do I need some other type of record?
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Question by:Lynn Huff
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I have this same setup and the FQDN doesn't really matter.  I have three web servers in my DMZ and created A records for them in my main forward lookup zone (all which auto filled the FQDN).  We are all able to get to the resources on it by name.  Make sure you have a valid Reverse lookup zone for the DMZ subnet.
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by:Lynn Huff
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Thanks for that information!  I did as you suggested, but I still can't browse to the shares on that server with the DNS name.  I can browse to them by the ip address.

Maybe AD needs time to replicate?
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Do an ipconfig /flushdns from the machine you are trying to connect from to ensure it has the latest DNS from the server.
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by:Lynn Huff
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DUH........  I feel stupid.  Thanks for the help.  Everything is working as needed now!
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Glad to help and I wish they were all this easy.
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I would like to add to this question, even though it is an older entry.

I have the same request however, my DMZ servers have a different IP scheme which prevents me from creating a PTR record.
Can I simply create an additional primary reverse lookup zone with the Network ID I use in the DMZ and then create the PTR record? Or is there more to it?

Thanks!
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