Way to have folder redirection with out changing DNS towards serve

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by ghu, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. ghu

    ghu Guest

    Is there anyway to implement folder redirection with out having the
    workstations DNS entries pointing to the server?

    Whenever they aren't, folder redirect policy set by GPO does not take effect.

    ghu, Sep 9, 2009
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  2. Hello ghu,

    Folder redirection doesn't need the server ip address as DNS server, where
    the data is stored. The computer must have one/more domain DNS servers configured
    on the NIC and not an outside like your ISPs DNS for example. It sounds for
    me that your DNS setup is not optimal, please post an unedited ipconfig /all
    from the problem machine and your DC/DNS server so we can exclude this.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Sep 9, 2009
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  3. In an AD infrastructure, as Meinolf said, all machines (DCs, servers and
    client machines), must only use the internal DNS.

    I'm not sure what you're hinting at, but if any of the machines point
    elsewhere for DNS, AD just doesn't function, hence why the policy doesn't

    Please do post an ipconfig /all, of the DC and of a sample client, please,
    as Meinolf asked. We can offer an evaluation based on this information for


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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Sep 9, 2009
  4. If you're having folder redirection problems, and your workstations don't
    specify only the internal/AD-integrated DNS server for DNS, that's
    indicative of a much larger problem. Do not put any public/external IPs in
    your workstation or server IP configs. That's a huge no-no. Use forwarders
    on the DNS server (or just root hints) so that it can pass along any
    non-local requests to your ISP's DNS servers.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 9, 2009
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