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Problem with WINS, DNS, IIS

By masterofscience ·
I've installed WINS, DNS, and IIS on my NT 4 SP4 server. My goal is to have a server that I can use as an intranet. I will not be using the server to connect to the Internet.
Some background info: My server has a server name (ex. MYSERVER) and IP address ( ex. 10.10.10.5) and I've setup the relationship so that the domain name (SERVERNET.COM) points to the server's IP address.
The problem is that when I try to access the default website c:\inetpub\wwwroot the only way that I get the defaultpage is if I type in the IP address in the browser's URL. If I use the domain name I just get a "not found" error. Furthermore, from my Win98 client PC, I can't resolve either the IP address or the domain name. My Win98 PC can't seem to find the domain to log in.
Can someone provide me with step by step instructions for creating a domain and resolving the internet name to the server and successfully accessing the IIS default web. I need to be able to:
1.) log into the domain from my client PC.
2.) access the de

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by Inspectorclave In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...

The complete answer to this is not short. There are many things that you need to make sure are properly configured. First, install SP6a on the server. Are you running DCHP? If so, make sure that all clients are setup to use DHCP. On the client PC's, make sure that you do not have a file called "hosts" (with no extension) in the c:\windows directory. If so, delete it, or make sure that it resolves your server domain name to the correct address. With DNS, make sure that you have created a Primary Zone with a SOA and NS records. You will need to add a CNAME record if you want an alias for the domain. In IIS, make sure that you have created a new Web Zone and started it. Also, make sure that you have set it to default to the name of your home page. There are many other items that you need to make sure are properly configured. If these things don't help, email me at chrisp@metronational.com for more info.

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by masterofscience In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...
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by -Q-240248 In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...

The problem is with your DNS:

First, Win98 PC must know the IP address of the DNS server in it's ip configuration. Be sure it's there.

Second, Your DNS must have a www lookup record, under the servernet.com zone you created.

third, you mustalso have a reverse lookup addr-in-arpa entry for your IP network.

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by masterofscience In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...
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by clpadmin In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...

Seems like you have two separate issues here: logging onto a Microsoft domain and hostname resolution (Microsoft domains and Internet domains are not the same thing). To log onto the Windows domain correctly with the Win98 client:

1) rightclickon network neighborhood on the NT server and select the identification tab. Note the domain name.

2) rightclick on the network neighborhood on the win98 box. Select the identification tab and make sure the workgroup name is same as domain name from 1. If not, change it to that.

Now to set up hostname resolution:

1) Open up DNS manager on the server. Rightclick the servername (itself) and select new zone. Select Primary. Click Next. For Zone Info, put in zone name, i.e. SERVERNET.COM
The zone file will be SERVERNET.COM.DNS (or just tab to it..it will fill in the box for you). Click next and finish.

2) Rightclick the new zone you created. Select New Host. For Hostname, put in the name of your server. Put the host ip address. Check the C

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by masterofscience In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...

Problem with #1. When I right click on the network neighborhood on the NT server, under the identification tab there is no domain name. There isn't a place for domain name, only the computer name and workgroup.

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by clpadmin In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...

2) Rightclick the new zone you created. Select New Host. For Hostname, put in the name of your server. Put the host ip address. Check the Create Associated PTR Record box. Click Add Host. Click Done.

3) Rightclick network neighborhood on the server and click properties. Select the Protocols tab. Select TCP/IP Protocols and click the Properties button. Click the DNS tab. Click the Add button in the DNS Service Search Order. In the TCP/IP DNS Server popup box, put in the ip address of the server. Click Add. In the Domain: box, put SERVERNET.COM
Click the WINS Address tab. For the Primary WINS Server: put in the ip address of the server. Click OK and reboot server.

4) Now lets verify correct setup at server. Pull up a command prompt. Type in ping <fully qualified domain name>, i.e. ping SERVER1.SERVERNET.COM You should see a response. Now type nslookup SERVER1.SERVERNET.COM You should see:

Server: SERVER1.SERVERNET.COM
Address: 10.10.10.5

Name: SERVER1.SERVERNET.COM
Addres

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by masterofscience In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...

Problem with number 2. When I complete your instructions and click done, I get a warning message "creation of associated pointer record failed probably because the referenced reverse loookup zone could not be found."

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by clpadmin In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...

4) Now lets verify correct setup at server. Pull up a command prompt. Type in ping <fully qualified domain name>, i.e. ping SERVER1.SERVERNET.COM You should see a response. Now type nslookup SERVER1.SERVERNET.COM You should see:

Server: SERVER1.SERVERNET.COM
Address: 10.10.10.5

Name: SERVER1.SERVERNET.COM
Address: 10.10.10.5

Server part setup is done. Now for client:

1) On win98, rightclick network neighborhood and select properties. Select configuration tab. Select TCP/IP in the window box and click properties button. In the WINS tab, put in the server ip address for Primary WINS and for Primary DNS. Click okay. Reboot.

2) Do same test on client as you did on server (step 4)

You are done.

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by masterofscience In reply to Problem with WINS, DNS, I ...

From the server I can ping the IP address and server1.servernet.com however the screen looks like this:
Server: unknown
Address: 10.10.0.5
Name: Server1.servernet.com
Address: 10.10.0.5

When I try to ping the server from the Win98 client, I can successfully ping the IP address but I can not ping server1.servernet.com
Additionally, when I try to log onto the server from the Win98 pc, I get the following message: "No domain server was available to validate your password"
Is this because it's looking for a Primary Domain Controller? (My server is not setup as a PDC)

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