Lync 2013 FE & Edge DNS Settings
Posted on 2014-03-12
Back again. My issue is simple to a point, I am trying to find the correct DNS settings for my setup. The setup is fairly simple. I have a Lync (Front End) 2013 sitting on Windows 2012R2 Standard on the domain. I also have an Lync Edge Server 2013 on a Windows 2012R2 Standard not on the domain. We host our own DNS servers. When I started out everyone liked the Lync and it worked great inside our network. Now of course I need to make it work outside.
For our inside DNS we have DNS for both local and outside (abc.local and abc.org) and for our public DNS we have abc.org. What I would like greatly is to figure out the correct DNS settings for everything. We plan on using IMing, pc2pc calling, Conference Calls and presentations. Basically the basic setup as its setup inside. My Edge Server does not talk to the outside world yet because I still need to configure the router but right now my Lync does not work right on my network inside.
I have looked up DNS settings and I can never seem to find any that match. It should be easy to say if I am running a service , then I need a certain type of record pointing to either an ip address or host, what port to clarify (if at all) and which network to put it on (i.e. abc.org/public DNS or abc.org/local Inside DNS. This wouldn't be such an issue if everyone didn't have a different issue. Such as I have three users and the Lync works fine, I have others that pop up a DNS error, others that say the server is temp. unavailable and yet still users it just hangs signing in, never pops up an error code or anything. All this on the same network. Any help would be appreciated. The more simple the better.
Where I would point my outside NIC (NAT'd) default gateway on my Edge server would be a bonus.