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We've got a windows server 2008 R2 DNS server that we are trying to setup a wildcard DNS entry in. So we want and * to go to the same IP. Right now, it seems as if the windows server has registered the actual asterisk as the subdomain. So * resolves to the right IP but something like doesn't.

This seems to be a problem specifically with 2008 because we were able to get this working on a 2003 server. Has anyone come across this yet?

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Try using dnscmd

dnscmd servername /recordadd * A IPAddress;en-us;840687

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The DNS Console GUI just happens to present it as though it is a subdomain though in fact it is not. If you look at the true data by doing a conventional zone transfer, for example, you will see that the wildcard RR is there.

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