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  • Active directory Domain Name not allowing access to internet site

    I have an active directory DC with 5 other machines connected to the server. The domain name say.. mydomain.com . I have also registered mydomain.com and my website is hosted by a third party hosting company. On the server I am also running DHCP and DNS.

    The problem I am having is that I can not connect to my website site from my network in the office, thanks to the domain name selected while installing active directories. All other sites are fine.

    ping mydomain.com gets a reply from my servers ip address.

    same for ping server.mydomain.com .. The server machine is named "server"

    Its a very basic setup. How can I resolve this without changing the Domain name.

    DNS settings itself are very basic, with forward lookup zone, reverse lookup zone and forwarders.

    I am not sure if the resolution lies in DNS. Just a thought.

    Thanks


  • #2
    Re: Active directory Domain Name not allowing access to internet site

    you could try setting up an A record for WWW.mydomain.com and putting in the external IP address, then educating your staff to use that subdomain (ducks for cover ) to access the web site.
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Active directory Domain Name not allowing access to internet site

      Ok, so your domain name is "mydomain.com"

      This domain is used for internal resolution as well as existing in the public domain.

      When you ping server.mydomain.com it will look at DNS and give you an internal IP.

      If you ping www.mydomain.com it will look at the DNS zone, see that there is no www and time out.

      All you need to do is add the required A record that you need, let's say www.mydomain.com and give that the external IP address of the website.
      Steven Roberts
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