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Hi there,

On a Windows Server 2003 DNS server, I need to create an DNS record that would be a wild card.

For example, if I create a record something like  *.domainname.com -> 1.1.1.1

If I request yyy.domainname.com, it will resolve to 1.1.1.1

Please provide detailed instructions.

Thanks for your help,
Rene
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Not what I need. Thanks anyway
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The article does not just apply to Sharepoint Services, it does detail how to enter a wildcard DNS entry onto a 2003 Server.

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That's all they say, and it does not make sense.

Enter DNS entry in Windows Server 2003
1.Click Start, click Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.
2.On the Action menu, click Connect to DNS Server.
3.In Connect to DNS Server, click The following computer.
4.Type the DNS computer name with the wildcard: *.stsbeta.iponet.net.
5.Select the Connect to the specified computer now check box, and then click OK.

What am I missing here?

Thanks,
Rene
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I see where the mixup is.

On your DNS Server.  Open a command prompt.

Type in:

dnscmd <servername> /recordadd <zonename> * A <IPAddress>

Where servername, zonename and IPAddress represent the DNS server name, the DNS zone name and the target IP address, respectively.

If this does not work for you, then you may need to edit the registry (I believe this only applies to Win2K).

http://forums.devshed.com/dns-36/wildcard-dns-in-win2kt-67141.html

Also remember, to flush your dns cache and perform a manual maintenance cycle on the server.

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Got it!

Thanks it_saige.

Cheers,
Rene
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