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  • Can't access IIS Server internally by URL

    Good Morning,

    Long time lurker, first time poster!

    I have a client who hosts their own web-site locally.

    Their external website is: mydomain dot com

    Their internal AD Domain is: mydomains dot com (This is the way I inherited the network)

    I can access their webserver by going to its internal IP fine.

    If I attempt to access it by URL its no dice.

    I have a total of 5 servers on-site.

    Both the Primary Domain Controller and their Mail Server (Exchange 2003) are running DNS. We also have a SQL 2008R2 Server, and Old webserver (2003 [I'm in the process of retiring]) and their new webserver (2008R2).

    The PDC is Server 2008 R2.

    The Exchange Server is 2003.

    The DHCP Server gives out the PDC and Mail Server out as internal DNS Servers, respectively.

    I have always had some weird DNS issues from day one.

    Inside the dnsmgmt I have the following:

    -Forward Lookup Zones
    -_msdcs.mydomains dot com
    -mydomain dot com
    -mydomains dot com

    What can I do, other than adding a hosts file to each workstation to be able to resolve the www dot mydomain dot com website from internal?

    Any help would be grealy appreciated!


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    Re: Can't access IIS Server internally by URL

    I have found the solution:

    Here is what we've done

    Under the forward lookup zone
    and under mydomain dot com, there was an A Record for www This was pointed to the OUTSIDE IP of the website. We have changed this to the internal IP and everything works like a champ!

    Thanks to anyone that read this post!