I’ve implemented a Group Policy on Windows Server 2003 that simply assigns a DNS suffix list to XP clients. I have assigned this to the default group policy. The purpose for this is to allow host names in a secondary domain to be identified. Before I did this we would simply amend local host files for users who needed to resolve host names in the secondary domain.
However, users who access the second domain also have a local BAT file that’s maps and authenticates access to a server in the secondary domain (using Net Use). Without the local host files mentioned above the BAT file fails to access the secondary domain server and map the drive. However I can ping the server in question from the associated client using the domain suffix group policy and ipconfig /all shows both domains.
With the secondary domain host file the BAT file mapping works.
Hope this makes sense.
And comment s as to what the problem is are welcome.