Network Upgrade from 2000 to 2003 - DNS Issue
Posted on 2004-10-18
Here is my setup:
I have a Windows 2000 Domain with DNS setup.
The DNS server is the only DC and I am running Exchange 2000 on it as well.
I initially set up DNS as a primary close to 2 years ago and had some problems so I then changed it to a secondary and it works albeit with errors due to the fact that I cannot do zone xfers properly or do a reverse lookup to the ISP DNS. So in reality I never did get DNS to work error free.
I am now trying to move to 2003. Here's what I have done so far:
Installed 2003 server in the 2k domain as a member server.
Ran adprep /forestprep.
Ran adprep /domainprep.
Ran DCPromo on server. It is now a DC.
All of the above was completed sucessfully.
The problem comes in now as I try to install DNS and configure my Zone. I have tried to install the 2003 server as a Secondary to the 2000 DNS server to get xfer from it. (I changed the 2000 DNS server to primary just for this excercise). I cannot get them to communicate. I set up AD integrated and allow Dynamic.
This 2003 server will be the only DC in the domain and will have Exchange on it as well. The 2000 server will be decommissioned and wiped.
My real question is; What is the correct way to configure DNS on the 2003 DC in my environment? My thinking is that I need to set it up as a Primary and just configure it that way. Put in my A, NS and MX record(s).
If I do this, how will reverse lookups be handled?
Thanks in advance.