DNS record configuration direction needed

Posted on 2011-05-02
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'd like to ask for some directions to configure DNS on a server that hosts a website.

Where do I make a DNS entry so that I can browse to a site hosted on a server that is in the same domain as the browser? For example, when I'm outside the domain I can browse to a site, but when I'm inside the domain, I can't browse to the https version of a site (but I can see the http version).

I've looked through the entries in DNS manager, but need to know the specific location to enter the site name and the associated ip.

Question by:JeReLo
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oneitnz earned 1000 total points
ID: 35510137
Hi again JeReLo

In Windows Server 2008 go to Start - Administrative Tools - DNS
In the DNS Manager Expand Server Name - Forward Lookup Zones

Now in your case if I remember correctly you want to be able to see a Website that isn't in your main domain.

So you need to Right Click "Forward Lookup Zones" - Select New Zone
Next - Next - Next - Enter the Domain Name you want to be able to access. (Just the top level domain not the www. or remote.) - Next - Next - Finish.
Now you'll see the new Zone listed there. You need to select it then on the Right Pane - Right Click and choose New Host (A or AAAA) - Enter in the www or remote or whatever you want - Enter the Internal IP of the Server - Click Add Host.

Now if you try browsing to www.DomainYouAdded.com it will go to the internal IP Address instead of querying the Public DNS Servers and getting the External IP.

Brett Smith
One IT

Author Comment

ID: 35510172
Thanks that did it.
However, while the first https site loads without error, the second site gives an alert (see image). The odd thing is that both sites are built similarly, so there really shouldn't be any difference. Would you happen to know how to correct this?

Expert Comment

ID: 35510273
Yes that is because there is some HTML Code in that particular page which for some reason isn't being delivered over HTTPS.

What I did was run a Compare of the Source code to see the difference between clicking Yes and No with that Security Warning Prompt.

This is a Snippet of what I think is part of the issue.

<div id="ctl00_TreeView1n1Nodes" style="display:none;">
                        <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width:0;">
                                    <td><div style="width:10px;height:1px"></div></td><td><div style="width:10px;height:1px"></div></td><td><img src="/WebResource.axd?d=Gam7iEUWSnuimV4i1kmUGsGaQIdUFcuRMoitMi0R3hKVuhOjn8Qhh0Uoma-ZmniMVXdxzt39G5_60vAbh9-lq_7aX0guE3eV8aZJ1gltuDup_pfmEyw4Cf9sqdX0epHv0&amp;t=634377599513564228" alt="" /></td><td class="ctl00_TreeView1_2" onmouseover="TreeView_HoverNode(ctl00_TreeView1_Data, this)" onmouseout="TreeView_UnhoverNode(this)" style="white-space:nowrap;"><a class="ctl00_TreeView1_0 ctl00_TreeView1_1" href="/desktop/visitors/introduction.aspx" title="What you might expect from counseling" id="ctl00_TreeView1t2">Introduction</a></td>
I'm no HTML Expert so you might want to post another question in the HTML Section.

Author Comment

ID: 35510395
Thanks for the lead. It's helpful to learn your troubleshooting technique here.
Looking forward to working with you again some time.

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