Can Ping FQDN but NOT Hostname without FQDN

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Tecnik, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Tecnik

    Tecnik Guest

    Hi All

    We have two sites UK and France
    In the UK site it has an Active directory integrated zone for itself and a
    secondary zone for france. In france they have a AD Integrated zone for its
    site then a Secondary zone for the UK. Cross replicating between the two
    servers.
    DNS and AD are on the same machine in both sites.

    From the UK we can ping a server in france ONLY by server.domain.com not
    Server
    But we CAN ping servers in UK by name and FQDN.

    Any ideas how I can set this up so we can ping the remote site just by
    hostname?

    Thanks in advance
     
    Tecnik, Nov 17, 2005
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  2. Tecnik

    Tecnik Guest

    Hi It works for the machine that I am on but I would like to do this on the
    DNS server as we have a few thousand machines and I do not want to go to all
    machines.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
    Tecnik, Nov 17, 2005
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  3. You can't do this with DNS.
    The only thing you can do with DHCP is assign a connection specific DNS
    suffix which is added to the DNS Suffix search list. This is usually used to
    assign suffixes and allow DDNS registrations for client that don't support
    DDNS registration.

    However, if all clients are Windows XP you can assign the DNS suffix using a
    group policy, Win2k clients can only be manually configured. The group
    policy is:
    Computer Configuration
    -Administrative Templates
    -Network
    -DNS Client DNS suffix search list




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    All our servers are 2003 and machines are XP SP2 so the DHCP thing would work.
    How do I do this? Remeber I have two domains with cross replication between
    them both. So in UK someone pings a uk server is works but to ping server in
    other domain they need to ping FQDN? How can I stop this without making
    changes to client machines?
     
    Tecnik, Nov 17, 2005
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  5. You'll need to use Group Policies, There is a template for setting the DNS
    suffix search list in the group policy location I noted in my previous post.



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    Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP], Nov 18, 2005
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