Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

cannot access internal website but can access external sites

Posted on 2010-09-13
11
404 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi we have implemented exchange server 2010 aswell as a domain installation on windows server 2010.

Our website is not located locally on the server. instead still with our Host. MX record for email has been changed to use exchange server 2010.

Users who are locally connected to network cannot access site, external clients can access.

Im not sure what setting needs to be changed to allow this through.

Thank you
Matt
0
Comment
Question by:cybertechcomputers
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
11 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:rfc1180
ID: 33668565
>domain installation on windows server 2010
did not think there was a Windows 2010 Server

What is the domain name that you used for the installation of the Window server (domain.com or corp.domain.com).

if you did domain.com, then you will need to add www.domain.com and add the public IP address.

Billy
0
 

Author Comment

by:cybertechcomputers
ID: 33668583
sorry i meant exchange server 2010 with windows server 2008.

domain name is just domain.com.au

where do i add it? would you know where a guide is to fix the issue
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:rfc1180
ID: 33668609
no good ones I know:

https://support.gearhost.com/KB/a302/add-records-to-dns-in-windows-2008.aspx

on the process:

A record (www / subdomains)
Step number 4, add www (just www)
Step number 5, add the public IP address that you use for the external address

in the end, you should have www.domain.com.au that points to the public IP

Billy
0
Space-Age Communications Transitions to DevOps

ViaSat, a global provider of satellite and wireless communications, securely connects businesses, governments, and organizations to the Internet. Learn how ViaSat’s Network Solutions Engineer, drove the transition from a traditional network support to a DevOps-centric model.

 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:wolfcamel
ID: 33668622
is your internal domain name the same as your internet name..ie domain.com or is it domain.local?

if it is domain.com then you will need to add an a record for www on your server's DNS
0
 

Author Comment

by:cybertechcomputers
ID: 33668660
Hi thank you for the replies. The internet domain is the same as external website. I added the a record but i am still getting no access. i used the ip address provided when i ping www.domain.com from an external connection.
Name i left as parent name
ip address i just typed in 111.222.33.44 for example and thats it.

Any other suggestions. I also followed that link as suggested but with no luck
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:wolfcamel
ID: 33668681
when you ping from internally does it now resolve correctly - you may need to flush the dns cache.

on the workstation,
cmd prompt
ipconfig /flushdns
then try and ping and confirm it gets the correct ip
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:rfc1180
ID: 33668683
so is your Internet website www.domain.com or www.domain.com.au

what is the domain name you used for the domain controller

What dns servers are you using on the workstations?

0
 

Author Comment

by:cybertechcomputers
ID: 33668706
both internet address is domain.com.au aswell as local network domain is domain.com.au

when connecting to the domain on pc i connect to domain.com.au

ip address are static and dns ip addresspointing to the server. all pc's can access the server no problem.

In server sumary when looking on server it has domani..   domain.com.au
0
 

Author Comment

by:cybertechcomputers
ID: 33668723
sorry my stupid dumb fault. read the guide properly Matt and i got it to work, where it was saying to put www as the name i was putting the whole www.domain.com

changed that and presto..


Thank you really really much. Saved my arse big time
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:rfc1180
ID: 33668730
did you try to flushdns as proposed by wolfcamel?

if so and it did not work, please provide:

nslookup domain.com.au
nslookup www.domain.com.au

Billy
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
rfc1180 earned 500 total points
ID: 33668734
>where it was saying to put www as the name i was putting the whole www.domain.com
exactly why I said:

Step number 4, add www (just www)

glad that you got it to work
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article is intended as an extension of a blog on Aging and Scavenging by the MS Enterprise Networking Team. In brief, Scavenging is used as follows: Each record in a zone which has been dynamically registered with an MS DNS Server will have…
BIND is the most widely used Name Server. A Name Server is the one that translates a site name to it's IP address. There is a new bug in BIND (https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-01272), affecting all versions of BIND 9 from BIND 9.1.0 (inclusive) thro…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

790 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question