Advanced TCP/IP settings (DNS related)
Posted on 2013-02-05
I was looking at the Advanced TCP/IP settings for a Windows 2008 Server and had some questions.
We have a multi-forest/multi-domain environment. The application server is based in a forest (one domain) named Production.mydomain.com
We also have other forests named UAT.uatdomain.com and Dev.devdomain.com
The application and its clients are all based in Production.mydomain.com, however test machines from the other domains may occasionally make connections to the server.
Under DNS, there is "Append Primary and connection specific DNS suffixes". What effect does entering domains in here have? I was going to add only production.mydomain.com and also have "DNS Suffix for this connection:" set to the same. Will this have an effect on clients connecting from other forests?
I can surely add them, but I just wanted to be sure of the logic behind this.
Thanks for any assistance