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  • DNS Redirect

    hello

    prob a quick answer for someone.. i basically want to be able to type in internet explorer

    CRM

    and it automatically get forward to our crm server which is

    http:\\192.168.16.100\CRM

    how can i do this?

    thanks

  • #2
    Re: DNS Redirect

    1. Are the computers joined to an AD Domain, including the CRM server? If so, you can create an A record for CRM for the ip address of the CRM server.

    2. DNS can't be used to resolve a URL (http:\\192.168.16.100\CRM). It can only be used to resolve a name to an ip address. You'll need to handle the URL redirection on the CRM server itself.

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    • #3
      Re: DNS Redirect

      yes there all on the domain.

      is this a forward or reverse lookup zone

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      • #4
        Re: DNS Redirect

        Seeing as you want to resolve a name (CRM) to an ip address (192.168.16.100) it would go into the Forward lookup zone.

        Forward lookup zones are for resolving names to ip addresses (resolve CRM to 192.168.16.200).

        Reverse lookup zones are for resolving ip addresses to names (resolve 192.168.16.100 to CRM).

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        • #5
          Re: DNS Redirect

          ahh but my crm server has to use a port so its 192.168.16.100:5555 which the A record wont let me apply

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          • #6
            Re: DNS Redirect

            Right, because DNS doesn't do that.

            There's no way around it, if the site is running on port 5555 then the clients need to specify port 5555 when they connect (192.168.16.100:5555).

            What you could try is a redirect from the default web site to the CRM site. That way when clients connect to http://CRM they get redirected to the CRM site. You should be able to do this in IIS, but I have no idea how.

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            • #7
              Re: DNS Redirect

              As joeqwerty said, if there's another web server running on port 80 on 192.168.16.100, you could have it redirect requests for the "CRM" site name to http://192.168.16.100:5555/crm (or better still, to http://crm:5555/crm).

              You'll have to create a "crm" web site on that server, and then follow these instructions.

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              • #8
                Re: DNS Redirect

                A better option would be to use the default web ports and use the host header value to direct the traffic to the proper site. You can also add an additional IP address to the server and run the website on the new IP address.

                Lots of options but DNS records isn't one of them.
                Regards,
                Jeremy

                Network Consultant/Engineer
                Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                www.gma-cpa.com

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                • #9
                  Re: DNS Redirect

                  Hi,

                  I know the thread is a bit old but maybe an alternative would be just creating a shortcut and applying it as a gpo to whoever needs it. See below:

                  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc753580.aspx

                  Cheers

                  Jewen

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