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How to create remote host-name in DNS - Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2013-06-26
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Hi Guys,

I'd like to create a host-name in DNS that resolves to a specific IP address in a remote network.

For example:  \\company-data should resolve to 192.168.1.10 (where 192.168.1.10 is in a remote network)

Thus, when the user browse from their local W/S to "\\company-data", it will automatically open the "company-data" share from 192.168.1.10

Please note: The "\\company-data" share is in a remote network, thus not part of our local network or active directory.

Should I setup a new zone for this host-name in DNS?

As a test I added "company-data" to resolve to "192.168.1.10" in the Windows Host file on a single workstation and it works fine, but would prefer to add this in server DNS making it available to all workstations on the network.
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by:vin_shooter
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You can make use of CNAME record.

For example if your actual domain name is test.com then create a Cname record which should point to the IPADDRESS like this,

company-data.test.com---->192.168.1.10 or can use the FQDN of \\company-data instead of IPADDRESS. Share the results..,

Share the results..,
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by:Sandeshdubey
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You can create the zone create the hostA record and point the record to remote IP address.
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by:Rupert Eghardt
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I've created a new primary zone under forward lookup zones
The zone name is "company-data"
Linked to all DNS server in this domain

I then setup an A record under this zone
* Left the name blank for the A-record (same as parent)
IP:  192.168.1.10

After adding the zone & A record for the new zone
I am still unable to ping "company-data"
Although I am able to ping the IP address ...

* When I add an A-Record under my local domain "company.local" zone;
I am able to ping "company-data.company.local"
However, this is not what I need, the users must be able to ping "company-data" without including the local domain.  Thus should be a seperate zone ...
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Rupert Eghardt earned 0 total points
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Hi Guys,

not too worry, found the following solution;


http://www.petri.co.il/using-globalnames-zone-window-server-2008.htm
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by:Rupert Eghardt
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Found solution
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