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    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
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    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
    itgeared.com/configuring-dns-conditional-forwarding

    DNS Conditional Forwarding in Server 2008
    itgeared.com/configuring-dns-conditional-forwarding_01

    How to Add a Secondary DNS Server
    itgeared.com/how-to-add-secondary-dns-server
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    Originally Posted by [JM]
    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
    itgeared.com/configuring-dns-conditional-forwarding

    DNS Conditional Forwarding in Server 2008
    itgeared.com/configuring-dns-conditional-forwarding_01

    How to Add a Secondary DNS Server
    itgeared.com/how-to-add-secondary-dns-server

    Excellent, thank you for this i shall look into this today
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    JM, thanks for this information..worked a treat
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    Glad to hear. take care...

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