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Creating a subdomain

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by zimbo, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. zimbo
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    Right im playing a little here after learning about delgation of subdomains. My delegation tested out ok so im happy about that!:biggrin BUT i wanted to see this work in a real world situation so what i have tried to do is create a REAL subdomain (child domain). This is what i did:

    i got the DNS all worked out ok. So i went through DCPROMO and instead of new domain i chose child domain and everything went through. All my records seem updated and stuff so thats cool. I can ping by name the following:

    primarydc.mcse.local to subdc.sub.mcse.local
    subdc.sub.mcse.local to primarydc.mcse.local

    these both ping fine by name so thats all cool. Now my question is as follows: Have i really created a subdomain (child domain) of mcse.local? Secondly if i ipconfig /all on the subdc.sub.mcse.local this is my result:

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    Windows IP Configuration
    
       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SubDC
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : sub.mcse.local
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : sub.mcse.local
                                           mcse.local
    why in the DNS suffix search list does msce.local appear? :blink i know its the parent domain but im slightly confused to its reason behind it.

    Thanks guys! :cheeseyg :berrr
     
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  2. zimbo
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    FREE beer to the 1st to help out im dying to find out here! :biggrin :biggrin
     
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  3. hbroomhall

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    The search list is merely a 'helpful' feature. If you enter a name that isn't recognised then the system will attempt searching on the same name with each entry in this list appended in turn.

    Quite reasonable to include the parent domain in that list I would have thought!

    Harry.
     
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  4. zimbo
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    so harry from what you can see i have indeed created a subdomain?
     
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  5. hbroomhall

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    From my limited experience of Windows domains - it looks like it.

    Harry.
     
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  6. _omni_

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    I believe by default it will search the parent domain (after its own), which is why you see it there.

    And to see if you really created a domain, check out Active Directory Domains and Trusts.
     
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  7. zimbo
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    hmmm can you tell from this?
     

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    Err yes...you can see the mcse.local domain and beneath it you can see the child domain, sub.mcse.local (which is why it's "inside" the parent).
     
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  9. zimbo
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    first time i done something like this so accept my apologies! :biggrin
     
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  10. _omni_

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    Apologies accepted. :biggrin
     
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  11. dcuk

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    It looks like your DNS is set up to append parent DNS suffixes, hence the mcse.local. You should be able to change this from the DNS console.

    I'm on the same section, though I hope to complete the pain that is DNS tomorrow!

    dc
     
  12. zimbo
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    yeah me too i just got chapter 6 - DNS troubleshooting - from the ms press book. i have really enjoyed the DNS sections more than anything so far! I just havent been able to do some stub zone practice but tommorrow ill setup 2 machines and go for it!

    btw you might need this http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=12002
     
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