troubleshooting Question

Maintaining internal and external DNS

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Feels weird to be on this side of the question.  

I have users who need to connect to a vendor via both External and internal IP addresses.  Let me explain.

Lets say that your client is microsoft (not really).  I need to have the user resolve an ip address for web1.microsoft.com but this address is a private address (not in Microsoft's external DNS) that needs to go through a specific VPN connection.  The user ALSO needs to connect to www.microsoft.com via the internet.  

I have the routing correct.  The way we have been doing this in the past is to user local "host" files.  We are getting too big to manage these files.  I need to get them on DNS and manage them from there.

I tried added a microsoft.com primary zone with a forwarder to 8.8.8.8 (google external DNS).  The web1.microsoft.com address works but I then can not resolve www.microsoft.com.

I am running DNS on Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers.

Thanks for the help.

Mav
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