CNAME an alias to a DNS that should resolve via wildcard does not work on Windows RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a few subdomains: and

    We have a wildcard *

    A CNAME was created as =>

    A DNS lookup against will resolve just fine however, trying to resolve will not resolve. Linux/Mac will resolve but not on the Windows platform. Keep in mind is resolving simply due to the wildcard DNS we have configured.

    Any thoughts on creating an alias to a DNS that is not hard coded into Microsoft DNS but should be resolvable due to the wildcard DNS?

    • Edited by mgpspr Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:49 PM
    Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:32 PM


  • Hi mgpspr ,


                 Can you post the  environment or configuration of your WINDOWS platform, it can help us to analyze the issue. Or you could run NSlookup to  in debug mode, see where the chain breaks down.


               By the way, are you using AD-integrated Zone? I did run into this sort of case  , you should set the first DNS server to primary non-active directory, set the second DNS server to secondary non-active directory. Then after syncing the domain/GC controllers, after that I enabled Active directory stored zones on the first DNS server and then the second DNS server.



              Best Regards,


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    Friday, February 5, 2016 5:20 AM