Best Practices - DNS
Posted on 2006-04-05
Bit of a query on how other networkers do this more than a technical question
picture a multi level Forest
Child Domain1 Child Domain2 Child Domain3
I know this isnt best practice so we wont go there as its political crap standing in the way
my question is regarding the installation of DNS
ROOT DOMAIN is fine. Say i have that setup all is happy and cheery. When i go to create a child domain, what is best practice
(Both textbook and from experience - the latter prefered)
I know i can set up my new server, install DNS and add a forwarder to the root DNS server and then run DCPROMO and go from there
I also know i could set up zones on the root server and then load them in the child domains
Is it best off to just add the forwared and let DNS create is structure the way it wants to rather than manipulating it?
Also, what about the lower level Domains ie, SUBCHILDDOMAIN1? when settings up DNS prior to Promotion, where should its forwarder
be pointing to CHILDDOMAIN1??
The idea of this will be for a user sitting at any of the CHILDDOMAIN's (second level) to be able to resolve any client within the
Anyone with experience like this, i am just after an opinion, i know the technical side (well most of it!) sorry about the diagram....