Using Active Directory to set Intranet and Internet homepage.

Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
At our school district we are successfully setting the homepages of our district users to our Intranet site.  Works well... no problems.

My question is when my users take their laptops home, the Intranet is obviously unavailable to their home networks and this confuses some of my "simple-tons".

Is there a way to have AD set the homepage when on my network, but then revert to an alternate homepage when outside our network?
Question by:irishmic33
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    Accepted Solution

    In my environment the internal and external DNS domain name is the same. What I do is alias my intranet site to my public web site in the public DNS, so at least they get a valid web page.
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    by:Sekar Chinnakannu
    you set home page using AD group policy, to perform same follow the bellow steps

    Goto e User Configuration> Administrative Templates> Internet Explorer.
    Enable able change home page settings.
    Enter the home page name, like  http://
    Close to save the settings.

    I dont think so you can revert the home page option while users are login from outside your network. Hope our experts can help you in this
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    Assisted Solution

    you could set up a CNAME internally so that the external record then redirects to an internal one and that way when they get home they have the correct external record and it will work for them

    i.e. CNAME to internalULR.domain.internal
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    Author Closing Comment

    Yes the CNAME sounds the most logical approach.  Thanks for the help.

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