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 remember that '' is the intranet and '' is an internal management application etc.

I was wondering, as all the workstations are using our DNS server, which points to OpenDNS using a forwarder, would it be possible to set the DNS server to divert all requests for 'http://intranet.local' (as an example) to ''?

Is there a better way to do this that doesn't require manipulation of all the workstations' host files?


Sure, you just setup a zone and add the relevant records to it.

  • Can it work in the reverse? For instance, if I wanted to divert all requests for Facebook.com to an internal page? – dannymcc Jul 30 '11 at 16:29
  • Yes, you can do that too. – womble Jul 30 '11 at 16:30

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.