DNS advice on W2k Reorganization needed...
Posted on 2004-09-24
Hello all! I just took over a small network (25 workstations) that is quite a mess, and will be doing some significant reorganizing. We have 2 DC's. DC1 has DNS, that had a standard primary zone. DC2 did not have DNS set up, and does not hold any FSMO roles. DHCP is currently being done by the router, which I would like to change to DC2. I wish to make DC2 the main DC with all roles (most likely), and to have active directory integrated zones. Once I transfer all the roles (using ntdsutil) to DC2, I will demote DC1 to a member server. I will then promote another computer to a secondary DC, with DNS (we'll call it DC3). I tried setting up DNS on DC2, adding an AD integrated forward-lookup zone, and it said that it couldn't, that the zone already exists. What is the best way to get all the zone info from DC1 to DC2, before I go through all the role transfers, etc.? And what would be the best sequence to make this reorganization possible? Thank you highly for any help you can provide. I have to make this happen tomorrow (Saturday morning), and I want to be as prepared as possible.