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DNS setup question - Windows and Mac LAN

Our Windows 2008 DNS Server is "domainname.local" (I didn't set up this box).

Our Xserve Jabber domain name is "jabber-server.sample.com" with the IP 10.10.50.5. iChat server requires a hostname -- you can't access it by IP address.

When I go to add an A Record on the 2008 server on domainname.local, it FQDNs as "jabber-server.sample.com.domainname.local."

On the Apple server, I can ping "jabber-server.sample.com" and it resolves correctly to 10.10.50.5.

On the Windows server, I can ping "jabber-server.sample.com" but it resolves to OpenDNS, our DNS provider.

We do have other Forward lookup zones on the Windows server, including "domainname.com" and "companyname.com."

Is there any way I can add this A Record on my 2008 server, or some other way to let the LAN know where to find "jabber-server.sample.com?"
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jtdebeerCommented:
On Windows box did you do ipconfig /flushdns ?
This might be a cached result.

aslo try using NSLOOKUP <lookup name> <dns server to be used name>
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EmkadeuCommented:
Add a Forward lookup zones for "sample.com" then add your A record for "jabber-server"
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d4nnyoAuthor Commented:
Emkadeu,

Do I want to create Primary, Secondary or Stub for sample.com?

Thanks.
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EmkadeuCommented:
A primary zone
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d4nnyoAuthor Commented:

OK, great, that worked. Points to Emkadeu.

Here's the next (but related) issue: How do I get iPads and iPhones to resolve that address when connected over the VPN? As it stands right now, the VPN is NAT-ed so LAN nslookups do not resolve.

My plan was to mod the iPad/iPhone hosts file but this requires a jailbreak.
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EmkadeuCommented:
I think you'll have to create a new question for this one.
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