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Cannot view website from within SBS2008 LAN

HI

We have an externally hosted web site ourcompany.com which we cannot view from within the LAN.  We run an SBS2008 box with an internal domain of ourcompany.local.  If I try to ping ourcompany.com from within the LAN DNS cannot resolve it, so I guess its a DNS problem within SBS, but DNS is something I know very little about and don't want to dive in and break it!  Everything else seems to work OK.  I have re run the Setup your internet address & connect to the internet wizards but to no effect.  It has been like this since it was 1st built.
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ronnypotCommented:
Hi,
Can you connect to any other website or do they also fail.

Start with just restarting the DNS service on your server and try again.
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PlexioUKAuthor Commented:
Hi

Every other web site works OK - its just our own.  Have tried a few DNS restarts & server restarts but it makes no difference.  I'm pretty sure something is wrong with the DNS config on the SBS box, but don't know enough about it to try and sort it out for myself!
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ronnypotCommented:
Open DNS manager and tell what Forwarded Lookup zones you see?
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PlexioUKAuthor Commented:
Hi

Ive got the following:

_msdcs.ourcompany.local
exchange.ourcompany.com
ourcompany.local
ourcompany.com

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ronnypotCommented:
there is the explanation for your problem, you have a local zone for yourdomain.com on your sbs server, what records are in there?

Normal for a DNS server on a SBS server are the first 3 zones, the last zone is not necessary normal
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PlexioUKAuthor Commented:
Thats done the job - restarted the service and flushed dns and all works - thanks very much.
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