domain clients connecting outside the domain

domain clients connecting outside the domain

Post by Coaste » Tue, 29 May 2007 02:01:39


Yesterday I set up my very first domain mainly for testing and learning
exercises using windows server 2003. Since I only have one server machine it
is my dhcp & dns all in one. I got it all working ok but when I went to add
a client machine running windows xp I discovered that it could not browse
the web (but it could connect to the server domain no problem). Of course
when I added my ISP's dns servers to the xp machine (after the dns address
of my dns server) it was able to surf. I haven't fully read my networking
book yet and I'm working the exercises ahead of time therefore I am
wondering if this is a normal practice for a home domain where I understand
most company domains will have separate machines for dns & domain controller
all pointing to a firewall machine.

thanks alot!!!

domain clients connecting outside the domain

Post by SmVmZiBUdW » Tue, 29 May 2007 22:07:01

hello. you need to go into DNS control panel on the server. on the left pane
pick the server and right click properties, then forwarders tab. put your ISP
DNS servers in there. hope this helps.


domain clients connecting outside the domain

Post by Paul Bergs » Wed, 30 May 2007 21:47:43


Remove your ISP from your clients dns.

Paul Bergson
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domain clients connecting outside the domain

Post by simonwhyle » Wed, 30 May 2007 23:01:26


I have just setup a test domain at home and although forwarding queries to
your ISP DNS should allow you clients to resolve requests your DNS server
cant. It should work without this because by default root hints should be
configured. It was by default on my domain

Therefore as I understand default behaviour should be that if your DNS server
cant resolve a query it uses recursion from the root(.) of the DNS heirachy
to resolve the request (root hints)

Just my 2 cents, to answer your original query it has nothing to do with
running both DNS , DHCP, AD services on the same box, as I do that currently
and its fine, think about small business server 2003 for instance, that runs
MANY services on the same box

Kind Regards


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