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By dchaney ·
We have 4 locations, each one has a DC windows 2000 server (standard Edition) and each DC is also a DNS. Each site has a frame link back to us and their own internet connection via broadband. We use a WEB application and we want the remote offices to access it through their internet connection instead of the frame link. The Corporate office accesses it through a direct T1 using non public addresses. Since our main DC is the DNS at corporate the others replicata from it. What I want to do is set up a DNS entry in the remote DCs that will direct this app to the internet instead og the frame and direct T1. This entry I do not want to be dynamic. Anyone got a solution?

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by BFilmFan In reply to DNS Entry

Since the DNS zone should be the same across each domain controller, your choices would be 2 separate DNS names.
The main office would use the internally hosted DNS name.

The external offices would route to the externally-faced name across the Internet.

This might cause issues for your application developers and you should check if the application can host multiple DNS names or would need multiple instances.

In addition, this solution could easily introduce security concerns for the users would be authenticating across the Internet, which would mean you have an internally hosted application exposed. Thsi could easily be solved with NATing of the internal address.

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