OpenVPN DNS Issues on Windows

  • I am trying to setup my server running OpenVPN and dnsmasq to route DNS requests for my server's hostname or domain to the server's local IP so that I can use smb over the VPN and continue to access my server's various webservers using the full domain. I have this setup and working correctly on an iPad and two Android phones but it isn't working on my Windows's machines. On Windows I can access my sever via domain (it routes to the local IP as expected) but not via the machine name which means I can't use smb as I would at home.