DNS domain issues

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Hi all,

bit of a confusing one... I have a DNS server which hosts a zone
a.mycompany.com and on the DNS server - i have secondary zones for other
domains which need to be resolved (which dont share the namespace
mycompany.com)... despite these being on the DNS server...

The suffix given to the clients is a.mycompany.com and if I add secondary
suffixes on the client of the other domains - it works! and also if i ping
the full fqdn... - it works!

DNS server doesnt seem to be going down the zone files/... is there
something i need to put in zone a.mycompany,com?

Thanks,
-P
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

    You have a DNS server. It hosts a.mycompany.com and, say, otherdomain.com.
    Your clients have a.mycompany.com for their suffixes.

    You have a record called xyz in a.mycompany.com and another record called
    abc in otherdomain.com

    You are expecting that if you ping xyz from a client, it should resolve to
    xyz.a.mycompany.com. Your testing discovers that it does.
    Now you are expecting that if you ping abc, it should resolve to
    abc.othercompany.com. You are expecting this to happen because you have the
    zone in your DNS server, but your testing shows that it does not?

    If the above are correct, then you are looking at the "expected behavior".
    This is a client side issue, and is resolved by doing what you've just
    discovered - adding the appropriate suffixes to your clients. You can add
    multiple suffixes automatically through the use of GPO (if all your clients
    are XP or W2K3) or by script.

    --

    Sincerely,
    Dèjì Akómöláfé, MCSE+M MCSA+M MCP+I
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    www.readymaids.com - we know IT
    www.akomolafe.com
    Do you now realize that Today is the Tomorrow you were worried about
    Yesterday? -anon
    "Prits" <pinkyprits@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uD0EM7LJFHA.1340@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > bit of a confusing one... I have a DNS server which hosts a zone
    > a.mycompany.com and on the DNS server - i have secondary zones for other
    > domains which need to be resolved (which dont share the namespace
    > mycompany.com)... despite these being on the DNS server...
    >
    > The suffix given to the clients is a.mycompany.com and if I add secondary
    > suffixes on the client of the other domains - it works! and also if i ping
    > the full fqdn... - it works!
    >
    > DNS server doesnt seem to be going down the zone files/... is there
    > something i need to put in zone a.mycompany,com?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > -P
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

    In news:%23OfPV5RJFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
    Deji Akomolafe <noemail@akomolafe.dotcom> made a post then I commented below
    > You have a DNS server. It hosts a.mycompany.com and, say,
    > otherdomain.com. Your clients have a.mycompany.com for their suffixes.
    >
    > You have a record called xyz in a.mycompany.com and another record
    > called abc in otherdomain.com
    >
    > You are expecting that if you ping xyz from a client, it should
    > resolve to xyz.a.mycompany.com. Your testing discovers that it does.
    > Now you are expecting that if you ping abc, it should resolve to
    > abc.othercompany.com. You are expecting this to happen because you
    > have the zone in your DNS server, but your testing shows that it does
    > not?
    >
    > If the above are correct, then you are looking at the "expected
    > behavior". This is a client side issue, and is resolved by doing what
    > you've just discovered - adding the appropriate suffixes to your
    > clients. You can add multiple suffixes automatically through the use
    > of GPO (if all your clients are XP or W2K3) or by script.
    >

    Deji, here's a repost of one of your own posts from Dec, 2003 with a script
    you used to populate the Search Suffix, and an explanation... Remember this
    one? :-)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    I use a Machine Startup Script through GPO for this purpose. I apply the GPO
    at the Domain Level so all my computers get it.

    I use 2 files for the process - one .bat file and one .vbs file. The bat
    file is the one that is specified in the GPO as the Startup script, and all
    it does is call the .vbs file which does the DNS suffix configuration.

    'This is the bat file
    REM //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    @echo off
    cscript %logonserver%\netlogon\addDNS-Suffix.vbs

    :END
    REM //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


    'This is the .vbs file
    '//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    On Error Resume Next

    SET WSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WSHShell.RegWrite
    "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP\Parameters\SearchList",
    "FirstDomain.com,child.firstdomain.com,seconddomain.net,firstdomain.blah,oth
    erdomain.local,etcdomain.etc", "REG_SZ"
    SET WSHShell = Nothing
    '//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Both files go into the the Netlogon share of one of your DCs. From here,
    they will be copied over to the rest of your DCs.

    HTH


    --?
    Regards,
    Ace

    Please direct all replies ONLY to the Microsoft public newsgroups
    so all can benefit.

    This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees
    and confers no rights.

    Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSE+I, MCT, MVP
    Microsoft Windows MVP - Windows Server - Directory Services

    Paramount: What's up with taking Enterprise off the air??
    =================================
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

    Awesome, man :) My reader couldn't go that far back. What do you use?

    --

    Sincerely,
    Dèjì Akómöláfé, MCSE+M MCSA+M MCP+I
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    www.readymaids.com - we know IT
    www.akomolafe.com
    Do you now realize that Today is the Tomorrow you were worried about
    Yesterday? -anon
    "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
    <PleaseSubstituteMyActualFirstName&LastNameHere@hotmail.com> wrote in
    message news:e6T%23Z5SJFHA.2716@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > In news:%23OfPV5RJFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
    > Deji Akomolafe <noemail@akomolafe.dotcom> made a post then I commented
    > below
    >> You have a DNS server. It hosts a.mycompany.com and, say,
    >> otherdomain.com. Your clients have a.mycompany.com for their suffixes.
    >>
    >> You have a record called xyz in a.mycompany.com and another record
    >> called abc in otherdomain.com
    >>
    >> You are expecting that if you ping xyz from a client, it should
    >> resolve to xyz.a.mycompany.com. Your testing discovers that it does.
    >> Now you are expecting that if you ping abc, it should resolve to
    >> abc.othercompany.com. You are expecting this to happen because you
    >> have the zone in your DNS server, but your testing shows that it does
    >> not?
    >>
    >> If the above are correct, then you are looking at the "expected
    >> behavior". This is a client side issue, and is resolved by doing what
    >> you've just discovered - adding the appropriate suffixes to your
    >> clients. You can add multiple suffixes automatically through the use
    >> of GPO (if all your clients are XP or W2K3) or by script.
    >>
    >
    > Deji, here's a repost of one of your own posts from Dec, 2003 with a
    > script
    > you used to populate the Search Suffix, and an explanation... Remember
    > this
    > one? :-)
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------
    > I use a Machine Startup Script through GPO for this purpose. I apply the
    > GPO
    > at the Domain Level so all my computers get it.
    >
    > I use 2 files for the process - one .bat file and one .vbs file. The bat
    > file is the one that is specified in the GPO as the Startup script, and
    > all
    > it does is call the .vbs file which does the DNS suffix configuration.
    >
    > 'This is the bat file
    > REM //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    > @echo off
    > cscript %logonserver%\netlogon\addDNS-Suffix.vbs
    >
    > :END
    > REM //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    >
    >
    > 'This is the .vbs file
    > '//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    > On Error Resume Next
    >
    > SET WSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    > WSHShell.RegWrite
    > "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP\Parameters\SearchList",
    > "FirstDomain.com,child.firstdomain.com,seconddomain.net,firstdomain.blah,oth
    > erdomain.local,etcdomain.etc", "REG_SZ"
    > SET WSHShell = Nothing
    > '//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    >
    > Both files go into the the Netlogon share of one of your DCs. From here,
    > they will be copied over to the rest of your DCs.
    >
    > HTH
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --?
    > Regards,
    > Ace
    >
    > Please direct all replies ONLY to the Microsoft public newsgroups
    > so all can benefit.
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees
    > and confers no rights.
    >
    > Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSE+I, MCT, MVP
    > Microsoft Windows MVP - Windows Server - Directory Services
    >
    > Paramount: What's up with taking Enterprise off the air??
    > =================================
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

    In news:%234$Ev8SJFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
    Deji Akomolafe <noemail@akomolafe.dotcom> made a post then I commented below
    > Awesome, man :) My reader couldn't go that far back. What do you use?
    >
    >

    Email archiving...
    :-D

    Ace
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

    Oh, THAT :) That's too low-tech for me. LOL

    --

    Sincerely,
    Dèjì Akómöláfé, MCSE+M MCSA+M MCP+I
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    www.readymaids.com - we know IT
    www.akomolafe.com
    Do you now realize that Today is the Tomorrow you were worried about
    Yesterday? -anon
    "Ace Fekay [MVP]"
    <PleaseSubstituteMyActualFirstName&LastNameHere@hotmail.com> wrote in
    message news:erUn75eJFHA.2884@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > In news:%234$Ev8SJFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
    > Deji Akomolafe <noemail@akomolafe.dotcom> made a post then I commented
    > below
    >> Awesome, man :) My reader couldn't go that far back. What do you use?
    >>
    >>
    >
    > Email archiving...
    > :-D
    >
    > Ace
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

    Deji Akomolafe wrote:
    > Oh, THAT :) That's too low-tech for me. LOL

    LOL !
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