DNS errors w/ multiple domain controllers
Posted on 2004-04-20
This should be simple for someone, but i am having a real time trying to figure it out.
Originally our domain had 1 w2k server domain controller w/AD and DNS. I added a w2003 server adn installed MS exchange server 2003 on it. Recently i decided to promote the w03 server to a domain controller, mailny for redundancy fro AD and DNS. So next i had an idea to remove the original w2k server and let the w03 server to be the only AD/dns server on our domain network. The w2k server is a real "dog". After that noone on our network could browse the web. So i put the w2k server back online, but in order to get all web pages to show in the browser, i had to set the w03 server to use the original w2k dns server as a forwarder. My head hurts just thinking about it. After troubleshooting for a couple hours i could not get any thing to work like i wanted. So now i have the original w2k server as a DC running ad/dns and the new w2003 server as a DC running ad/dns/exchange2003 and pointing to the w2k server as a dns forwarder.
1. Why must i use a forwarder from one dns server to the other?
2. What must i change in order to use the w03 server as the primary DC and take the w2k server offline?
I will worry about redundancy later, as i am configuring backups servers as well. Thanks in advance.