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    Domain name for Intranet use?

    Just been thinking ( a dangerous sport for me!) and wondered if its possible to have a domain name that works for our intranet. We have IIS set up on one server for a small internal email system and I have used Wamp on another for a bit of testing. All work fine as I use the ip address in the web address to load a page but is it possible to have it use a domain name for an internal web site instead of the ip? Only access to it would be internal, if it cant be done no worries, just a pondering thought.

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    Depends what you are using/how you are running internal DNS

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    It can be done without any purchasing.

    If you create an A record in your windows login domain in DNS called intranet then give the IP of the server hosting it.

    Then go to a client open IE and run http://intranet - it should just load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    It can be done without any purchasing.

    If you create an A record in your windows login domain in DNS called intranet then give the IP of the server hosting it.

    Then go to a client open IE and run http://intranet - it should just load.
    Not being the most profficient but willing to have a go at most things is that a simple job to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Not being the most profficient but willing to have a go at most things is that a simple job to do?
    Yep fairly easy. If you get stuck just let us know, we should be able to help.

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    I used to use *.internal.<schoolname>.<lea>.sch.uk for our internal only DNS, easily possible to setup as others have said above just by putting the records in on your DNS server.

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    I tend to user internal.%restofdomainname% (eg internal.edugeek.net)

    Use it for internal wiki's, file sharing, etc

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    Dont forget that you might need to tweak the bindings on your intranet web server to accept the new A record header. It depends how your server is set up (ours is strict bindings, no wildcards). If your proposed A record is different from your existing domain then you can also set up a new forward lookup. We have an "school.sch.uk.local" internal domain but we also have an external "school.sch.uk" and "schoolalternative.net". I have added the schoolalternative.net as new forward lookup zone to forward requests as appropriate (with the bindings in IIS).



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