+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Windows 7 Thread, dns problem - com entries in Technical; Can't find an answer so asking for help - I have host (A) records setup on the dns server - ...
  1. #1
    maark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    leicester
    Posts
    470
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 73 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    38

    dns problem - com entries

    Can't find an answer so asking for help -
    I have host (A) records setup on the dns server - e.g. www.webjohnsmith.com which point to an IP address of an internal server running apache - so when an address is typed in on a school machine then it will go to the apache server which will load the right site created by a student.
    All working fine on XP/server 2003 for last year.
    On windows 7 machines these dns settings do not work - when you try and ping or browse to the site you get could not find host. You can ping these sites from xp or server 2003 machines but not from win 7 or server 2008 machines.
    The entries appear on the dns server under forward lookup zones under the domain name under com.
    What is different in win 7/server 2008 that stops the dns working?
    Have tried disabling IP6 and all protocols except IP4 also turned off firrewalls but to no avail - if I put the entry in a local hosts file it will work but don't want to do that for all machines.
    cheers Mark
    Last edited by maark; 8th June 2011 at 04:21 PM.

  2. #2
    ChrisH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Lancs
    Posts
    4,999
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 280 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    106
    Try nslookup on both OS and see if it doing anything different.
    Maybe windows 7 is more picky. Have you setup a zone for webjohnsmith.com and made www a cname or an A record for that IP or have you just done the whole thing as an A record?
    Last edited by ChrisH; 8th June 2011 at 04:56 PM.

  3. Thanks to ChrisH from:

    maark (9th June 2011)

  4. #3

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,095
    Thank Post
    857
    Thanked 2,680 Times in 2,273 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    769
    Probably a dumb question but are the DNS servers set the same on each lot of clients, 7 - XP.

  5. Thanks to SYNACK from:

    maark (9th June 2011)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    213
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    Windows 7 has a different default behaviour than XP, we had this with one of our internal servers I think there is a policy under DNS client somewhere, a quick google found this but cant remember exactly:

    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> DNS Client -> “Allow DNS Suffix Appending to Unqualified Multi-Label Name Queries”

  7. Thanks to nicklec from:

    maark (9th June 2011)

  8. #5
    maark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    leicester
    Posts
    470
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 73 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    38
    Thanks for help with this.
    NSlookup gives same results on both. Win7 resolves the address ok but pinging gives could not find host - though can ping IP address of server ok. DNS settings same on XP/Win 7.
    They are setup as A records only. Going to try zones and nicklec's suggestion and update.

  9. #6
    maark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    leicester
    Posts
    470
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 73 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    38

    Smile Solved

    Edugeek comes up trumps again.
    For Windows 7 machines alter two computer policies:
    Allow DNS Suffix Appending to Unqualified Multi-Label Name Queries Enabled
    Primary DNS Suffix Devolution Enabled
    I also had problems with local proxy settings not always being picked up - I think I had too many in the default domain level - removed a few and added the right exception in - www.web* in this case and now working.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. DNS Entries - Weird, Spammy Types
    By Chuckster in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24th April 2009, 09:17 PM
  2. iMacs and DNS Entries
    By techie08 in forum Mac
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11th August 2008, 01:36 PM
  3. DNS entries with port numbers
    By HodgeHi in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 19th June 2008, 01:51 PM
  4. Random DNS Entries
    By Jackd in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23rd February 2008, 02:18 PM
  5. DHCP & DNS entries are not the same.
    By tosca925 in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7th June 2007, 08:16 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •