"Randy" wrote in message
> We have a number of CNAME entries in DNS. We have to flush/register DNS
> clients to be able to access the desired server by CNAME. Example, we
> have a
> phone system that we can access by hostname, IP address or the CNAME
> "phonesystem". It is always available by hostname and IP. "Phonesystem"
> will work most of the time, however every once in a while (what seams
> it will bring up a live search looking for it on the internet. To fix it
> have to flush/register DNS.
Live search tends to kick in when there are no DOTS in the DNS name (and
you don't bother with the HTTP:// - If these are www.-----.com addresses
teach your users to hit Ctrl-Enter to get the prefixed-suffixed
As to the need to flush/register that is absolutely abnormal; do you have
or other EXTERNAL DNS servers listed on your DNS CLIENT NICs?
You must list ONLY your INTERNAL DNS on the internal DNS clients.
This includes DCs and other servers which also "DNS Clients".
> We have recently put a sharepoint site online
> and there is a CNAME "sharepoint", I am seeing the same thing with
> "sharepoint" and it is getting old walking users through flushing DNS. Is
> there any suggestions?
If you are using CNAMEs for SMB shares that requies special registry
Herb Martin, MCSE, MVP
(phone on web site)