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Workgroup PC in Domain DNS RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a domain environment.  I just created a DMZ outside my domain to run an FTP site.  The FTP server is running in a workgroup as it cant not access the Domain from inside the DMZ.

    From a Domain joined PC...I can browse to the FTPServers shared folder by using the IP address.  
    I would like to add a DNS record into system so that our domain pc can browse to the workstation joined server just by name.

    When I go into our DNS server it will only allow domain pc records...

    How do I create a forward look up to this workstation server for my domain pcs?

    I would rather not have to add the record to the host file on all my domain users pcs.
    I was thinking I might have to create a new Forward Lookup Zone, but im not sure this is the proper path either as I do not know if this would be considered a new Primary zone, a Secondary Zone (I dont think it would be) or a Stub Zone.

    Thanks for help

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:52 PM

All replies

  • Hi ,

    >>When I go into our DNS server it will only allow domain pc records...

    Yes, in DNS it will only allow domain records. You could add the A record and use the FQDN of the host to resolve.

    When the machine is not a part of the domain, you need to use the FQDN of the host you are trying to resolve. 

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    • Proposed as answer by Bhavesh Khare Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:38 AM
    Thursday, February 1, 2018 6:05 AM
  • Hi ,

    Just want to confirm the current situations.

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.                   

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Monday, February 5, 2018 1:54 AM
  • When you go into DNS, it will not allow you to adjust the FQDN name.   So how do you create the A record with a different FQDN?
    Monday, February 5, 2018 6:25 PM
  • Hi ,

    You could not adjust the FQDN name in DNS. You need to resolve FQDN of host.domain.com.

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Thursday, February 8, 2018 9:24 AM
  • I dont understand what you are telling me here.  I still dont know what to add\change and where to add\change it at.

    Am I resolving the name at the DNS server? am I resolving the name at the Workgroup server? am I resolving the name at the Host file on the clients...  what am I being instructed to do here?

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 2:50 PM