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DNS Tutorials?

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Msg#: 354 posted 8:01 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am setting up a Windows Server machine that will be the Domain controller for my internal network with DNS/Active directory etc. I have run a server like this before but I have never actually set one up. The tricky part is that I have our website hosted on the outside at example.com. I want the internal domain to be example.com as well. How do I configure the Zone to work this way? i.e. - www.example.com still goes to the outside web server but intranet.example.com goes to an inside web server. I have seen it done before but am unsure how to set it up. Is there any tutorials out there for something like this?

Thanks for the help.



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Msg#: 354 posted 8:20 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

One way to do it would be:
promote the DC
select AD integrated DNS etc
then add a record to the DNS zone pointing www to your webserver through the normal Windows DNS MMC.

As the webserver is not actually part of your AD domain, neither it or your DCs care. You just need the extra DNS entry to point clients to the correct IP address.


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Msg#: 354 posted 9:14 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the help. The thing is, i dont really know how to do that. I have run dcpromo already, but what do i do next?


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Msg#: 354 posted 12:27 pm on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Check this site out - learnwindows2003.com They have a ton of tutorials on DCPromo, DNS, etc. They are a subscription service but it's pretty cheap compared to what you get. I just went there, typed "DNS" into their search page and got back a bunch of video tutorials you can download

[edited by: bill at 1:37 am (utc) on Dec. 23, 2005]
[edit reason] We're not fond of links out to 3rd party paid services. I'll leave this ref. for now. [/edit]

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