3
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1answer
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How should DNS be configured for remote VPN access to a Windows Domain?

Suppose you have a small windows domain configured as follows: domain name is ad.example.com (as per these guidelines) DC1 is at 10.10.10.3 DC2 is at 10.10.10.4 DC1 and DC2 are running the ...
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1answer
106 views

Some Hostname is not seen in DNS Manager ( Windows Server 2008 )

DC Server OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 ( Active Directory Integrated DNS Zone ) Client OS - Windows 7 I am unable to understand, why some hostname are not dynamically registered in DNS Manager. For ...
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1answer
519 views

How to handle external and internal DNS on windows 2012

I'm trying to setup an Active Directory network on Server 2012 R2, and want AD's DNS to only be used internally (Ex: domain-controller.company.com) as well as some records that need both internal and ...
2
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2answers
222 views

Installation of Active Directory on separate VM from DNS does not entierly work - not sure why

Not sure what I am doing wrong here. I have a moderately midrange server (16 cores, 2Ghz, 32GB ECC REG RAM, 6TB storage, nothing too extreme) where I am running Hyper-V (Server 2012 R2 Enterprise) in ...
4
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1answer
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Using PowerShell, in Active Directory, how would I change all the DNS A records that have a given IP to a new IP?

We've been moving data centers and I have a lot of old records that were not correctly but in DNS as CNAME records, but A records that have a direct IP (e.g. 192.168.100.n) and they're all moving to a ...
3
votes
3answers
333 views

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory DNS setup

I have to setup a small windows network inside my bigger linux/mac infrastructure. In order to get the windows clients logging onto the domain, I have had to make the DC their primary DNS server, ...
3
votes
3answers
476 views

Suggestions for transitioning to new GW/private network

I am replacing a private T1 link with a new firewall device with an ipsec tunnel for a branch office. I am trying to figure out the right way to transition folks at the new site over to the new ...
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1answer
102 views

Resolve another domain from current AD domain

We have 2 AD domain setup in our office. First is the primary domain for our office and exchange. The 2nd one is for development use to simulate production environment of our clients. Both domain are ...
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1answer
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ipcop + active directory

im planning to install IPCop linux in my company. My problem is that the current router/dhcp/server is also running active directory. What configuration should I use to keep the old active directory ...
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2answers
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Internal DNS for non domain users

At the company I am at we have an Active Directory setup with an DNS server. All the computers that are part of the domain can resolve name from the DNS server with no problem. The current issue is ...
0
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1answer
88 views

What DNS entries should exist for primary domain?

I have an old domain that was first set up in NT4 days. It has been through several admins, some better than others. The last upgrade done was from 2003 to 2008 R2 via a migration to new DCs. I'm now ...
3
votes
2answers
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Microsoft DNS: Provide different answers per-src-subnet to same query - do I need full split horizon/brain?

I have a network with two vlans, both of which refer to my AD server(s) for DNS. Some servers on this network are multi-homed. Lets say we have the two subnets A: 192.168.7.0/24 and B: ...
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3answers
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Two Different Domains & Domain Controllers on Single Network

I'm attempting to determine whether it is possible to have two Active Directory domain controllers running on the same network, within the same subnet, with two separate domains. I do not want these ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Windows Server 2008R2 DNS local IP's

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 server running as our domain controller and DNS server. We have a number of local IP addresses that users access quite a few times a day. At the moment they have to ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Pros and Cons of using internal or external domain name for Active Directory

I was always thought to use internal domain name (company.local or company.corp) for Active Directory instead of (company.com or company.pl). Recently we were thinking that by using external domain ...
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votes
4answers
433 views

What do I do when I've locked my self out of a newly created Active Directory server?

I've just setup a Windows 2003 server as the DNS/AD for a replace of an old server. However, it appears that I don't know the password for the Administrator account. I entered the Restore Mode ...
0
votes
1answer
232 views

Inside/Outside DNS Issue with Active Directory/ISA Server

I have a network in NY where I'm trying to migrate their MS Exchange Server to Rackspace at the DFW Datacenter in TX. The NY network, seemingly randomly, developed a strange DNS issue. The NY office ...
0
votes
1answer
717 views

Resolving on Dual-NIC with non-recursive DNS on internal side and recursive external DNS

Let's say I have an internal LAN (LANA) with AD/DHCP/DNS, isolated from the internet with no default gateway. Its DNS Server DNSA is thus non-recusive. A few of the servers also have a second NIC to a ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Using a single-level domain for Active Directory [duplicate]

It's common convention to name a domain something like companyname.local for internal Active Directory with integrated DNS. I'm in a situation where the company name has changed and I would like to ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

“Applying user settings” takes a long time for domain users

The boot up process for our laptop-domain users takes literally, forever to start. It sits at the "Applying user settings" stage and when you press ctrl+alt+del, it takes like another minute or so ...
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1answer
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Cleaning up AD and DNS on Windows SBS 2008

I searched serverfault.com for duplicates of this question but couldn't find anything close enough for my needs, so here goes. I'm administering a small Windows domain, where a Win SBS 2008 is the DC ...
0
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4answers
297 views

DNS configuration validation

I am having issues migrating my current Active Directory objects to my new Domain using ADMT. I have gone to a lot of resources to resolve this issue and they seem to point to DNS. Is there a tool or ...
0
votes
2answers
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ADMT TcpipClientSupport issue

I am in the process of trying to start moving my AD accounts to my new domain using ADMT 3.1 but when I do a user migration I get the following error in the error log. 2009-12-08 14:55:32 ERR2:7435 ...
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2answers
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DNS Failure for One User on Domain

I'm working on a small domain consisting of several Win 2003 servers and workstations connected on a single Win 2003 domain controller. Occasionally, and without apparent regularity, one of our users ...
0
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1answer
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Adding a second line to a domain

I'm running a Windows 2003 single domain network. We currently have a single connection line run in to an inbound nic in our ISA firewall. Outbound nic goes to a switch and from there to all other ...