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Adding Intranet to DNS server

By TobeJ ·
Hello there,

We have a W2K server with active dir running DNS and DHCP. I need to add a internal web server to the DNS record lookup, how do I do this?

Any help would be appericated.

Tx

Toby

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by banyanman In reply to Adding Intranet to DNS se ...

Just a few suggestions. What you are going to need is one to two things in order to do this. One you are going to need a host record for your server in the DNS structure. If your DNS is configured for dynamic updates and your server is WIN2k then you may not have to add this record, if your web server is a unix/linux box then you will have to add the record. In DNS manager, right click on your forward lookup zone and choose new "HOST" record, type in the information for the server and OK. Now clients that point to your DNS for resolution should be able to access this server via the servername, IE http://servername. Now if you want to call it something like http://intranetweb, then you would also have to add a "CNAME" or "ALIAS" recordin DNS manager for the web server.
Here is some links for you, just remove any spaces in the URLs.
Dynamic DNS http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;317590
Active directory integrated DNS
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;237675
Adding recordshttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308201

HTH

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by bentgellerich In reply to Adding Intranet to DNS se ...

Lets say your domain is called mydomain.com.
You have a webserver called "PC122", the DNS entry for this PC will be PC122.mydomain.com.

Assuming your web site is installed in the default location you will be able to bring up your site by typinghttp://pc122.mydomain.com.

This is rather ugly so you probably want to give it a nicer name. You must create a CNAME entry in your DNS server and point it to pc122. (you can even pint it at the web servers IP address)

ie. WWW IN CNAME pc122.mydomain.com.

now when someone types www.mydomain.com the dns server returns pc122.

No you probably have a web presence and you'll want your internal clients to still see your external web site, therefore don't use www.

I use intranet.mydomain.com, so just replace "WWW" with "Intranet"

This also makes the assumption that your clients use your internal DNS.

Here's a net trick if you create the following record:

* IN CNAME pc122.example.com.

it won't matter what you type in front of .mydomain.com, all queries will return your webpage even yourname.mydomain.com


Thank goodness w2k has a graphical interface to add the CNAME record, if you need detailed instructions on how to do it, let me know and I'll email you.

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