I have two Windows Server 2008 R2 servers which act as both Active Directory primary domain controllers and DNS servers on my network. Both computers have WINS installed and are the primary and secondary DNS servers for all of the computers on the network.
When I enter a URL such as http:// server.mydomain.local, the server's IP resolves properly. However, when I enter just http:// server, the DNS lookup fails. (space added to the URLs so this site does not parse it as a link)
If I run "nslookup server", a SERVFAIL is returned from both servers, although when I run "nslookup server.mydomain.local", it correctly returns the server's IP. How can I allow users to get to a server by entering just http://server instead of the entire FQDN?