Configuring WinGate in the Active Directory
Posted by Adrien de Croy (Import) on 30 January 2004 04:26 PM
With the move to Active Directory by more Windows based networks, there are several things that are needed in order to make WinGate work within this type of scenario.
It is recommended that you read the knowledge base article relating to Active Directory factors that could influence your WinGate Configuration, before attempting to instigate WinGate in the Active Directory. You can read this article by clicking here.
The following steps outline what is necessary to have WinGate work successfully in an Active Directory environment where WinGate is running on a machine that is not a Domain Controller, and not a (Dynamic) DNS server.
Please Note the Following:
If the (Dynamic) DNS server is configured to be a root server, it will need to have the Root Forward Lookup zone (entered as a (.) in the DDNS server’s DNS server properties) deleted to allow the forwarders option to be available. ( please refer to Microsoft knowledge base on how to do this.)
Once this is done, then the option to enter a DNS server will become available under the Forwarders tab in the (Dynamic) DNS server’s DNS server properties.
Here you should enter the internal IP of the WinGate machine. This will allow client Internet requests from clients to be forwarded by the Dynamic DNS server to be handled by the WinGate machine.
Once this has been done,then you will need to enter the IP address of the DNS Active Directory server in the DNS server option of the WinGate Advanced Options. These options are found on the start menu under Start Menu\Programs\WinGate Advanced options.
This is required to prevent DNS loops occuring between WinGate and the Active Directory DNS server.
(Dynamic) DNS Server running on the SAME machine as WinGate