Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Conditional Forwarder Problem

Posted on 2014-03-10
6
Medium Priority
?
369 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-10
I've had a conditional forwarder that worked forever. Well, that is until a couple of hours ago! I deleted it and re-added it, and now I'm getting:

"A problem occurred while trying to add the conditional forwarder. A zone configuration problem occurred" . I'm not a DNS expert, so I'm pretty lost here ...

My internal network name is company.com . I have always had a conditional forwarder that forwards www.company.com to our ISP's DNS address as the web site is hosted by somebody else externally. But I must have done something to the DNS configuration where I can't put this back in.

Any ideas? This is kinda urgent :) Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:glenj1978
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:glenj1978
ID: 39919036
P.S. I just used "company.com" as an example. That's obviously not my actual domain name :)
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:c1nmo
ID: 39919073
Begs the question, 'why did it work before' but...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754931.aspx

A DNS server cannot forward queries for the domain names in the zones it hosts. For example, the authoritative DNS server for the zone microsoft.com cannot forward queries according to the domain name microsoft.com. The DNS server authoritative for microsoft.com can forward queries for DNS names that end with example.microsoft.com, if example.microsoft.com is delegated to another DNS server.
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Santosh Gupta earned 2000 total points
ID: 39919077
Not sure how it was configured. but try this you will must able to get your site.

assuming your domain name is company.com and external site is www.company.com
if so then.

1. create "A record", put "www" in name field and put your www.company.com site IP in IP address field.

2. do the "ipconfig /flushdns" and try to open your site.
0
Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

 

Author Comment

by:glenj1978
ID: 39919105
Ok, sorry, I typoed the IP address. It worked! I don't know HOW this worked in the past with the forwarder, but it'd been like that for years.

Thank you very much for the education, and the resolution!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:glenj1978
ID: 39919114
Thanks again.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Santosh Gupta
ID: 39919116
No, pls share the error.
0

Featured Post

ATEN's HDBaseT Presentation at InfoComm 2017

Hear ATEN Product Manager YT Liang review HDBaseT technology, highlighting ATEN’s latest solutions as they relate to real-world applications during her presentation at the HDBaseT booth at InfoComm 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A common practice in small networks is making file sharing easy which works extremely well when intra-network security is not an issue. In essence, everyone, that is "Everyone", is given access to all of the shared files - often the entire C: drive …
Many of us in IT utilize a combination of roaming profiles and folder redirection to ensure user information carries over from one workstation to another; in my environment, it was to enable virtualization without needing a separate desktop for each…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question