Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Possible DNS Problem?

Posted on 2011-09-29
5
Medium Priority
?
284 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Here’s the scenario:  I have two buildings, B1 and B2.  Each has its own subnet, with the subnets connected to form one domain.  I have two DNS servers and one DHCP server at each building.  Everything works fine at both buildings for computers that have joined the domain.  That is, I can ping servers (Windows 2003 and 2008) from PCs (all Windows XP, Vista, or 7) via both DNS name and IP.  Web browser autodetect also works for PCs joined to my domain.

My problem is with computers that are joined to a workgroup instead of my domain at B1.  At B2, they work fine.  At building B1; however, autodetect doesn’t work and I cannot ping servers via the short dns name.  I can ping my servers via IP address and by the fully-qualified DNS name.  For example: “ping server” does not work (get cannot resolve name message) but “ping server.abc.local” works (where abc is my domain name).

I've compared all the DNS servers and the settings appear to be consistent.  I also checked my DHCP servers and settings on them appear to be consistent as well.
Suggestions?  Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:sfsdtc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Krzysztof Pytko earned 500 total points
ID: 36814910
Check if in that "faulty" building on DHCP server you have properly set up option 015 (Fully Qualified Domain Name)

Also, if possible please post here unmodified ipconfig /all from non-domain client, please

Regards,
Krzysztof
0
 

Author Comment

by:sfsdtc
ID: 36814995
Thanks, I noticed that on my B1 building DHCP server, there was no 015 (Fully Qualified Domain Name) entry under Scope Options as there is on my B2 DHCP server.  I'm at B2 now so I'll try a non-domain PC at B1 when I get there later today.  I'll post the result.

0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Krzysztof Pytko
ID: 36815011
Great! Shoudl solve problem with that option ;)

Krzysztof
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sfsdtc
ID: 36817137
Can't believe I missed that when comparing my two DHCP servers but glad that's all it was.  Thank you so much for your help!
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Krzysztof Pytko
ID: 36817363
You're welcome :)

Krzysztof
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It is only natural that we all want our PCs to be in good working order, improved system performance, so that is exactly how programs are advertised to entice. They say things like:            •      PC crashes? Get registry cleaner to repair it!    …
Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
Suggested Courses

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question