Using Linux as dns server for windows 2003

Posted on 2006-05-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have an idea to use ((Linux os)) as DNS server to help windows 2003 for handle the request
From windows client soo I need to know this is good idea or not

In case this idea is good can u give good scenarios to setup up this lab

Question by:khaled_mct
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    When you say "help", are you implying that you would have both Windows AND Linux DNS?  If so, I'm not sure that's a good idea.

    If you're new to DNS or Linux then I'd go straight to the Windows solution.  Configuring the zones for AD in Linux requires a little skill.  If, on the other hand, your Linux and DNS skills are up to it then it can be done.  

    Here is a good troubleshooting page:


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    soo read the history of windows dns idea from where it taken.
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    If you have a windows server doing DNS, you are probaly doing a AD intergrated zone. I dont think BIND can do that, it would be fine to have BIND be a secondary zone but not a Ad intergrated zone.

    I would not do this

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    good Answer :)

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