I have a single domain Windows 2000 server and, since changing my Web hosting company and subsequently name servers, I am unable to view my webpage from inside the LAN. The domain and mail domain resolve fine from outside the company LAN. The server domain is the same name as my externally hosted domain name edlgroup.com.
I know this is probably to do with forward and reverse lookups, but having spent a good few hours trying I am none the wiser. Can you help?
This is almost certainly a DNS issue – to confirm this, see if you can access your external website from an internal client by using its IP address, such as by browsing to
http://10.0.0.1. If that is successful, confirm whether your internal DNS server contains an A record for the Web server and create one if it does not exist. Since your internal and external domain names match, your internal clients are likely querying your internal DNS server which is responding with "Yes, I am authoritative for the blah.com domain and I don't have a record for www.blah.com."
Dig deeper on Windows Server and Network Security
Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers some advice for changing the IP addresses of domain controllers.continue reading
An admin needs to grant user access rights for those needing to traverse directory trees. Our server management expert explains how to use Group ...continue reading
An admin has two domains and two Active Directories. He wants to know how to join the Active Directories so that internal staff can access both, but ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.