November 16th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Joining Two DNS Domains
Guys, please excuse my ignorance in this, but DNS is not my strong point. I have an office in East Anglia, UK with a customer site in the east midlands that has a permanent VPN connection open, so I can ping the IP of any device in their domain, is it possible to set the DNS to resolve client devices or in the ideal world I can resolve their domain name..for example I can ping 192.168.1.1 (not the real IP) of the domain controller cannot ping or nslookup SITEONE.LOCAL.
thank you and again apologies for my ignorance in DNS
November 16th, 2011, 09:06 AM
Hello skidmarks... This is a typical scenario where you can set up conditional forwarding on your DNS servers so that you can resolve hosts in the other domain.
Alternatively, you can set up a secondary zone on your DNS servers for their domain, but you would need to first set up the zone transfer configuration on their DNS servers.
I prefer conditional forwarding.
Here is some additional help on both configurations....
DNS Conditional Forwarding in Server 2003
DNS Conditional Forwarding in Server 2008
How to Add a Secondary DNS Server
November 16th, 2011, 10:15 AM
Originally Posted by [JM]
Excellent, thank you for this i shall look into this today
November 17th, 2011, 04:37 AM
JM, thanks for this information..worked a treat
November 24th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Glad to hear. take care...