Probably a very simple answer to a DNS and child domain question
Posted on 2016-07-19
Need some help if possible please.
We've led a sheltered existence in our organisation with a simple one domain forest with not many servers all on the same network, contiguous IP addresses etc.
We would now like to add a child domain (server 2012r2) to our existing (server 2008) domain, so we will have TEST.NET and CHILD.TEST.NET
I have added the child domain and for the most part everything is working fine, however from the original (TEST.NET) domain, in order to get to any servers in the child domain i have to type the FQDN of computername.child.test.net, instead of just being able to type the computer name.
From the child domain though i just need to type the computer name of a server/workstation in the root domain and it will find it no problem without typing the FQDN.
Please could somebody tell me if there is a way to be able to just type the computer name without the FQDN so that i can browse all computers withing the forest (and across domains?)
I have tried creating a secondary zone of the child.test.net DNS on the test.net primary server and this shows all of the child domains DNS entries, but i still need to type the FQDN to get it to ping.
Thanks in advance