Remote Desktop and domain name
Posted 21 October 2006 - 02:20 AM
Recently, I've set up a server (server 2003 R2) running as a domain controller (with Active Directory). I have enabled automatic DNS, so it assigned an IP to the domain name I created during the configuration.
Now, I'm trying to connect to the remote server using Remote Desktop Connection. I want to be able to access the server by typing its domain name instead of the IP adress (which changes often). However, it does not work. I get a typical window stating that the connection cannot be established. If I type the IP adress, it works fine, but not the domain name.
Last, if I try to use Remote Desktop Connection locally, then it works fine, but can't get it to connect from the LAN or the Internet.
I've been also using Remote Desktop Web Connection with IIS to connect to my machine from a web browser. By entering the domain name in the URL, it works fine; I can connect through the WWW, but still not directly through Remote Desktop.
Thanks in advance!
Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:53 AM
Never tried this one, and i think that it's almost impossible as soon as you raised by default the DNS Server.
First, use only Static IP Addresses on Servers.
Second, do you mean that you type the Domain Name in RDC to connect or the Server name? because this are two different things and it depends on how you setup your DC. The server name would work.
Third, about access from web browser a site that runs under IIS on your DC, you should be able to access it with both the domain name and the server name. But be careful, Domain Name from Active directory is not the same Domain Name that you by in zones .net .com .org and so on
PS: Also an old topic, but maybe this can help you, if you don't know already everything
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