I recently installed a Windows 2008r2 server (workgroup only, no AD or Domain). This server has DNS enabled.
From a different client machine on the LAN, I run NSLOOKUP to test DNS operation.
When starting up, it correctly lists the server name and IP address.
when I type in "realdomain.com" from the > prompt, NSLOOKUP returns:
Non-authoritative answer: Name: realdomain.com.my.domain.net Address: 22.214.171.124
The client system is able to resolve names, so DNS is working to some extent, but I don't understand why "my.domain.net" is appended.
The 126.96.36.199 address returned for realdomain.com is also incorrect. The address actually belongs to OpenDNS. I am using OpenDNS as the forwarders, but those addresses are 208.67.xxx.xxx.
"my.domain.net" is the primary DNS suffix of the my local LAN server. It is not a publicly visible domain, since the server is on a private network.
This question seems to be quite similar, but I don't understand how to apply the solution: "...remove the wild card entry from your network solutions configuration". What wild card entry? Where is the "network solutions configuration"?
As in the referenced question, if I enter realdomain.com. (with the period at the end), it works correctly and returns the correct address.