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Host Header, IIS 6.0 not resolving correctly on LAN

I need an IIS and DNS Server expert on this one.

I have an intranet site on 2003 Server in my office. For several months it has been serving up pages internally to our office. Now, I've added a 2nd site on the same IIS server, and set up Host Headers so that both sites can use port 80. The Server Name is CPU1460, so with the Host Headers in place, the new URLs to get to the two sites should be:

Issues.CPU1460
BusinessServices.CPU1460

To make this work, I set the server up to be a local DNS server, and added both of those Host Header names to the forward lookup zone.

Now, what's happening when I try to access the server from a remote client machine, the URL Issues.CPU1460 is resolving to http://www.issues.cpu1460/

What did I miss in setting this up?

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Have u add entries for CNAME & A record?
In IIS manager select the website and go to properties->go to documents tab and add file with .html

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