This is what we're doing: We connect via PPTP to other networks (our clients'). Once we've connected thru' the tunnel, we then launch Remote Desktop Connection to connect and log in to the remote computer. The thing is, we connect to these remote pc's by typing the IP address of the remote computer. Our clients are growing so we want to be able to jsut type in a host name or an "alias/nickname" in the RD's window. e.g. connect to "elephant" instead of typing the IP address. I know I could do this by editing the host file in my machine, but if there's a way to do this in the DNS server, i'd rather do that so all of us in the LAN can access the remote pc just by typing the alias... thank you for your help.