Thank you for using newsgroup!
According to your post, I noticed that you receive an error message that
the CNAME record cannot be created and based on my experience, this may
occur if you did not type any character in "Alias Name". To create a Blank
CNAME, you need to type "*" in Alias Name line so that system will resolve
doamin.com to the IP A record you specified.
However, this workaround will create problem in Active Directory integrated
DNS. In AD integrated DNS domain name is usually resolved to the DCs. If we
make a manual entry in AD integrated DNS pointing to a Web Server we will
end up in trouble with AD / Domain functions.
For example, client computers will apply group policy by address
\\domain.com\sysvol, in general cases, this address will be resolved to
\\DC1\sysvol or \\DC2\sysvol, because by default the domain.com will be
resolved to DCs. After we created Blank NNAME, \\domain.com\sysvol will be
resolved to the \\webserver\sysvol and if the web serer is not the DC, GPO
will be failed to apply.
So the best option is to serve a page on www.domain.com, you can create a
CNAME record WWW, point it to the web serer where the web sites are hosted.
You can create other CNAME record such as FTP also.
If you have any concerns, please feel free to post back.
Tom Zhang, MCSE 2003
Microsoft Online Support
Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
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