Win2k DNS

Posted on 2006-04-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hello, I have a few questions regarding DNS settings.

Have 2 win2k DC's both are configured with DNS, running AD integrated.  Recently I had to remove a trust relationship that had been established in the past as well as a secondary zone.

I am curious how my DNS should now be setup with only a single domain with 2 DC/DNS servers.  When I look at the zone transfers tab it was setup with the secondary zone DC IP's and the internal DC's IP's on both DNS servers.

Since removing the secondary zone DC IP's and the trust, can I disbale the zone transfer tab now?  I don't need to haver my existing DNS servers IP listed, do I?  The AD integrated zone does this, correct??

Question by:vivo123
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    Accepted Solution

    You can remove the other dns zone (do that on both sides so you don't get too many unnecesary errors in your eventlogs) without problems, except if you want to keep them replicating for redundancy.

    Author Comment

    should I disable the zone transfer tab also, or uncheck the box?
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    Expert Comment

    Sure, except if you want to keep the domains talking to each other or if you want redundancy, but it is better to have a 2nd dns server in the same domain for that. Things tend to get forgotten otherwise.

    Author Comment

    I now have only a single domain with 2 DNS/DC configured.  If they are both configured as AD integrated, doesn't this provide redundancy between the two?  do I still need to have the zone transfer checked and the DNS servers IP listed, or is the zone transfers only used with primary or secondary zones and not AD integrated?
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    Expert Comment

    No, that is good enough.

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