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How to have two DNS servers on the same network?

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OK...there needs to be two DNS servers on one LAN.

The main DNS server already exists, but or office has grown to the exttent that we needed to have our own domain. We have tried to run this domain for a year without our own DNS, and it has mostly worked ok, but now we have just bought some new machines with XP, and these take like 5 minutes to find the Domain server. Also, not having our own DNS means lots of things don't work properly in the domain like group policy objects etc.

Is it possible for me to have a DNS server onmy Domain server, and run it so that it doesn't crash with the big DNS server?
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by:crissand
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No problem, you can have any dns servers you want. You can install a secondary or a caching only dns. Does your network has two somain controllers? Then every domain controller can host an active directory integrated dns.
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by:Jason210
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I have to check this, but I think we are a domain within a domain.  I have a server here with AD on it, but the DCHP and DNS is handled by a other servers I don't have access to.
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No problem, if you are domain administrator you can install an active directory integrated dns, but that must be done together with the domain or enterprise administrators.
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by:Jason210
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Now you've lost me :)

Sorry, but what do mean by "that must be done together with the domain or enterprise administratörs"?

/jason
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by:crissand
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When a new dns is installed in a domain there will be a lot of traffic, and the admins must know.
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by:Jason210
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Hi Crissand -

They won't cooperate - they won't let intsall DNS. However, I trust your answer so I've given you the points. Thanks!
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Bad luck. But I trust you'll explain the difficulties you encounter.
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