This is probably a really simple question but it's causing us problems.
We have a small company intranet with office staff and students who attend our school. We wish to give the students access to one website on the shared office server. The students connect to the internet and network using a seperate set of IP addresses (through the router) than the main office.
I added a new website to IIS, added an IP address, assigned the IP address to the website etc and everythign works fine - except that it mucks up the resolving. The two websites are called
Server (very origional - the name of the main office server)
StudentNet(again very origional - the name of the new website pointing to the new website)
We had a problem when we set it up that sometimes when an office pc tried to go to Server either in a browser (for interal sites) or as part of a connection string to a sql database etc it wouldnt find it. To fix this issue we added a line in the hosts file on all the office PC's, which works but I HATE this solution. Its old and clunky. When someone comes and connects into the network you need to add this to their host file or get them to use th e ip addres. When we buy new machines this needs to be done.
I cant believe there isnt a better solution involving either the Windows Server or one of the routers we have as gateway to the net.