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  • DNS Redirect?

    this is probably going to be an easy one!

    i currently have CRM and to get to it we are having to goto the site
    MYSERVERNAME.MYDOMAIN.CO.UK


    What i want to be able to do is put in a record so that we can just use

    CRM


    and it will redirect INTERNALLY to the right address


    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: DNS Redirect?

    ive had to miss out the http at the begging due to being new!
    thanks

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    • #3
      Re: DNS Redirect?

      It's called an alias. You put in the 'friendly' name you want to use, and the proper web address name you want to go to, and that's it. The proper web name will resolve normally to the IP as it always has.

      If your NICs always add a DNS suffix when the web address you type doesn't have one (i.e. 'crm.mydomain.local' vs 'crm'), then the alias you create should include the same text.

      Have a look at 'http://support.microsoft.com/kb/168322', found by our friend


      Enjoy.
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      • #4
        Re: DNS Redirect?

        still a little confused so do i add this to my dns server

        if so which section

        forward lookup zones
        reverse lookup zones
        conditional forwarders

        also is it a CNAME or A Record

        thanks again

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        • #5
          Re: DNS Redirect?

          Forward lookup Zone.

          If you right click your domain name under Forward Lookup Zones you will see 'New Alias (CNAME)...' in the list.
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          • #6
            Re: DNS Redirect?

            ok so i added a cname to the forward lookup zone on my dns server.
            i get page cannot be displayed.

            all i need is

            CRM

            to go to

            MYCRMSERVER:5555/CRM/main.aspx

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            • #7
              Re: DNS Redirect?

              If you ping CRM, does it now return the relevant IP?

              If you use http://CRM:5555/CRM/main.aspx, does it work?

              You may need to configure some sort of URL redirection in IIS for requests for http://CRM to redirect to your required name as the CNAME will merely redirect it to another Host (A) record name and therefore IP. You server will need to know what to do with the URL, so when it hits the CRM server as http://CRM or even another Host name, something needs to redirect it to the relevant port and path.

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              • #8
                Re: DNS Redirect?

                Good call, Virtual. I have effectively no experience with IIS, so didn't realize that.
                *RicklesP*
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                • #9
                  Re: DNS Redirect?

                  thank you for the reply
                  if i use http://CRM:5555/CRM/main.aspx, it doesntt work no. i get a page could not be displayed.

                  i currently have to go to

                  http://MYSERVERNAME:5555 to get to CRM

                  I just want to be able to type

                  http://crm

                  id imagine it is somewhere in IIS however im struggling as to where!

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                  • #10
                    Re: DNS Redirect?

                    I've not had much experience with IIS but when I did this I had to configure the host header for the website and name it appropriately. Check out this article for assistance: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...(v=ws.10).aspx
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                    • #11
                      Re: DNS Redirect?

                      hmm no joy unfortunatly

                      this just made the site go off completely even by using the normal way. had to revert

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                      • #12
                        Re: DNS Redirect?

                        Did you give the CRM name to the header, and do you still have the CRM A Record listed in DNS pointing to the server hosting the CRM site?

                        Your system may not be updated with the DNS info. Make sure they are configured then type the following in the run command:

                        ipconfig /flushdns

                        This will force the PC to discard the DNS cache and request info for the CRM record from your DNS server. This will ensure that it is using the most up to date DNS info.
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