For DNS, we're a BIND shop with BIND running on Solaris (we're 'bigcompany'). We recently acquired a company (smallcompany) that uses Microsoft's DNS in a Windows 2000 Active Directory (yes, it's AD-integrated). We've recently severed smallcompany's ties to its former ISP and they access the Internet through bigcompany over the WAN.
We've set up our BIND servers as forwarders on smallcompany's AD DNS servers, and Internet access works OK. The problem I have is that I would like smallcompany to be able to reference the simple names of bigcompany's servers rather than having to use the FQDN of the server. To be more specific, when they try to access server1, their DNS says there is no such server, but when they access server1.bigcompany.com, it works. Is there a place in Win2K's DNS that will append domain names in order--similar to the workstation DNS configuration that says to "Append these DNS suffixes (in order)"?
I think I've provided enough info, but please let me know if more clarification is needed.