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NT 4.0 DNS Server problem

NT 4.0 DNS Server problem

NT 4.0 DNS Server problem

(OP)
We have an external company as our DNS server but I am wanting to setup an internal DNS server on windows nt 4.0 server.  I have it all setup but for the life of me I cannot get it setup to work.  The website has a name like www.name.org and I want to setup an internal intranet with corp.name.org.  I am an IS computer programmer not an IT Network Administrator and I am basically in unfamilar territory.  Can anyone give me some insight?? (I have read numerous microsoft articles and the whitepapers on NT DNS server but to no avail).

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Glen A. Johnson
Johnson Computer Consulting
MCP W2K
glen@johnsoncomputers.us

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RE: NT 4.0 DNS Server problem

(OP)
Okay here is hopefully all the information you need...

I am setting up an intranet on a webserver.  It has a static IP address.  Half of our users are on Citrix server which was easy to setup because they all use the same hosts file so I just added the IP and the name to the file and it works fine for them.  The other half of users are logging in on a NT 4.0 Server, we will call it box2.  We have an external ISP hosting our DNS server.  Currently the box2's TCP/IP protocol and the DHCP are both pointed to the two IP's of the external DNS servers.  This is what I was planning on doing, please tell me if I really have to go through all this or is there a better way.  I installed the DNS server on box2.  I then changed the box2's TCP/IP protocol and the DHCP to point to the internal DNS server.  I gave the internal box2 DNS server forwarders to the external DNS servers.  Now this seems to work but I am having a problem setting up the box2 internal DNS server to have the corp.name.org go to our internal IP webserver.  I first try to setup a reverse lookup for the box2 server 192.168.0.10.in-addr.arpa and then I setup a zone for the name.org (which is the same name as the zone setup at the external DNS servers I believe because lots of extra information like the name servers of where www.name.org is located and such).  Then I created a new domain called corp and setup an a record in the name.org to the ip address.  I also setup an a record back to box2 and its ip and a ns record to corp.name.org.  I did an nslookup on corp.name.org and it gives me the information but the first lines give an error about not being able to find the box2 server.  Well I hope this is enough information and thanks to anyone and everyone that replies to this.

Shannon Thompson
Information Systems Administrator
The WISH Center
sthompson@wishcenter.org

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