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How to create a simple internal redirect in 2003 DNS server?

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Hey EE Team,

I have a pdc running IIS that points to a vitural directory on another server. PDC ip is 192.168.0.10.
Currently if you type that into a browser you'll pull up the website. I am looking to add something that when you type ME in your browser your go to this same place. I couldnt think of key words to search for this solution and obviously I am concerned about caveats & the fact this PDC is a primary DNS server and DHCP server. I have one other BDC and it also runs DNS. I have no forwarders configured and only use AD secure zone transfer.

Thanks in advance!!
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Make a DNS record for "me".  Give it the IP address of the destination server.  Don't need IIS or forwarding.

So, typing "me" into the browser will cause the browser to substitute "http://me" as the request.
This should start a DNS lookup for the hostname "me".  If primary DNS points to your DC, then it should return the address 192.168.0.10.
Your browser will be directed to 192.168.0.10 with a hostname request of "me".
Your web server should be listening on port 80 and accept all hostnames (*) or have one for "me" if you many sites on the same server.
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Thank YOU!! I was having one of those days, ya know I think its called Excedrin Industrial Strength.
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Thank You!!
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Glad I could help.  Some days, my desk has my forehead imprinted on it.  Glad to have a site like EE to give a little mental goose.
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