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.