Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to configure Active Directory to be used with a No-IP domain name?

I want my domain like to be used as an Active Directory domain.

So, in clear, if I connect my home PC to the No-IP domain, even if the server is at my work (for exemple), it will work. Like a normal TLD.

share|improve this question
I don't know what you expect to achieve by doing that. It would make more sense if you wanted to use the same domain name as you do for a website, in which case you will need to know how to configure private and public DNS server in a split-brain configuration. – paradroid Apr 19 '12 at 22:23
You VPN connection address can be different to your domain name, by the way. – paradroid Apr 19 '12 at 22:26
Your idea may be interesting but I don't have 2 IPs, do I need 2 IPs for a domain name? 'Cause I can't have 2 IPs from my ISP... – Frederick Marcoux Apr 19 '12 at 22:29
No, you need 2 public IP addresses to use DirectAccess, which is not easy to set up. – paradroid Apr 19 '12 at 22:31
Ok, I see... I'll check! – Frederick Marcoux Apr 19 '12 at 22:32
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I would guess not. For an AD client to work, it needs a lot more than a single DNS entry. There are numerous service records that would need to be populated. On top of that, your firewall would need a lot of open ports to support the client.

You could look into Direct Access with UAG.

share|improve this answer
He'd need to public IP addresses for DirectAccess, which seems unlikely. – paradroid Apr 19 '12 at 22:24

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.