Solved

Promoting secondary dns server to primary

Posted on 2003-12-05
2
1,732 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I currently have two DNS servers.  One acting as the primary, and the other as the secondary.  I need to promote the secondary to a primary and the primary demoted to the secondary.

I think I know how to do this, but it is very important that I know EXACTLY how to do it considering they are production servers and there can be no room for error.

Please let me know what steps need to be made in order to make this transition.  Remember there can be almost zero downtime as far as domain name resolution goes.

They are both Windows 2000 servers.

Thanks,

Tony
0
Comment
Question by:tonyPerry
2 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:shivsa
ID: 9883190
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
ralonso earned 250 total points
ID: 9883435
make sure that the information is consistent in them
upgrade the secondary zone to primary (now you will have 2 primaries)
delete the zone from the old primary
delete the zone file in c:\winnt\system32\dns
create a new secondary zone

the overall process shouldn't take you long (unless you replicate over a 56K modem and you have a class A domain)
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Starting your own business is always a daunting process, and for most people it is brand new experience. Avoid the common pitfalls by following these tips to start on the road to success.
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question