Re: Web DNS Problem
From: WLW (WLW_at_EZine.Com)
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 14:55:05 -0600
> The (same as parent folder) records MUST point to the IP address that have
> file sharing enabled on ALL DCs .
Thanx, Kevin. I haven't run into that particular quirk before.
When Microsoft decided to start using DNS for all sorts of things it was not
originally designed to do without asking experienced people HOW it is used
in the real world it has caused all sorts of problems, mostly because of
undocumented or little-known things they have added. They really should have
gotten some new record types set up and publicly documented for special
purposes instead of just attaching new meanings to existing record types.
Something like an AD record for a Microsoft Active Directory Domain
Controllers in the same way that there is an MX record for Mail Exchangers
and an NS for Name Servers...
I guess my problem is that I live with Windows, Linux, Unix and other O/Ss
so I don't enjoy it when Microsoft does things really differently and
without going through the RFC process to get comments from people who
actually use this stuff. It is hard to believe that no one at Microsoft ever
noticed that a LOT of websites on the Internet have both
http://WWW.Company.Com and http://Company.Com pointing to the same IP
address, and it isn't an AD DC. Sometimes it seems to be a problem that
Microsoft development appears to only live with Windows and then acts like
that is all that exists in the universe.
On any OTHER DNS system the proper way is to use the Blank Host (A) record,
it is very commonly done.
Is there any other way to tell member clients where to look for Group Policy
objects? To be honest, I have pointed the (same as parent folder) Host (A)
record to web servers on numerous networks without noticeable harm, in NT,
Win2k and even on Win2k3.
Is it ONLY the Group Policy objects that are screwed up by this? Are there
other little bombs with the fuse lit by this?
-- William L. Whipple WWW.EZine.Com "Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]" <admin@nospam.WFTX.US> wrote in message news:e6BLyMGFFHA.firstname.lastname@example.org... > In news:eCfnvGFFFHA.2460@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl, > WLW <WLW@EZine.Com> commented > Then Kevin replied below: >> Even with systems automatically adding themselves to the >> DNS you should not see any system automatically adding a >> Host (A) record with a blank name if things are >> configured correctly. >> >> You should be able to update the "(same as parent folder) >> Host (A)" record on the primary DNS server to point to >> your Web server's IP address. I do this on many systems, >> in fact that is how http://WWW.EZine.Com and >> http://EZine.Com point to the same web server. >> >> Editing the IP address in that record on the primary DNS >> server should fix your problem. > > If he does this then his member clients will start trying to access the > web > server to obtain group policy objects. > The (same as parent folder) records MUST point to the IP address that have > file sharing enabled on ALL DCs . > > > -- > Best regards, > Kevin D4 Dad Goodknecht Sr. [MVP] > Hope This Helps > =================================== > When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" > via your newsreader so that others may learn and > benefit from your issue, to respond directly to > me remove the nospam. from my email address. > =================================== > http://www.lonestaramerica.com/ > =================================== > Use Outlook Express?... Get OE_Quotefix: > It will strip signature out and more > http://home.in.tum.de/~jain/software/oe-quotefix/ > =================================== > Keep a back up of your OE settings and folders > with OEBackup: > http://www.oehelp.com/OEBackup/Default.aspx > =================================== > >