Solved

accessing our own website from inside our windows 2012 network

Posted on 2016-09-16
2
27 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-19
We have a single physical server running windows 2012 standard edition. We have 2 hyperv servers running on it, one being our domain controller and file server, and the other being our exchange 2016 server.

All seems to work well, but we cannot access our own website from inside our local network.

Our website is hosted by an external 3rd party, and has its own dedicated ip address.

Whenever we enter the ip address into any browser outside our network it translates to https://domainname.co.uk and the website displays correctly.

We have 2 zones in our local DNS, one being domain.local and the other we have configured for domainname.co.uk

inside domainname.co.uk we have created an 'a host' record for www and pointed this at the public ip address for our website.

When we run nslookup for www.domainname.co.uk it translates to the correct public ip address for our website.

if we enter the public ip address in nslookup it says cant find xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - unknown domain.

If we enter the public ip address into a browser inside our network, it just brings up bing with several search suggestions. If we enter the actual domain name into the browser ie www.domainname.co.uk it translates to https://DOMAINNAME.CO.UK ie the www part is replaced with https, and "this page cannot be displayed".

Can anyone help in resolving this issue?

Many thanks
0
Comment
Question by:nigelbeatson
2 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
footech earned 500 total points
ID: 41801810
In the zone for domainname.co.uk create another A record and leave the name blank and point it at the same IP as "www.domainname.co.uk".  After it's created it will show as "(same as parent folder)".

Entering just the IP into a browser should probably work, though I think with some you might have to prepend the protocol to use, i.e. http://xx.xx.xx.xx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:nigelbeatson
ID: 41804680
that worked perfectly. many thanks
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

My GPO's made for 2008 R2 servers were not allowing me to RDP into a new 2012 server by default.  That’s why I tried to allow RDP via Powershell, because I could log into a remote shell without further configuration. Below I will describe how I wen…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

929 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now