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DNS/Active Directory Domain Question

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I have domain1 running on server1(the DC for that domain)

I have a 2000 Member server running DNS and DHCP for the same domain.

I am going to be adding a second domain, and am planning on using the same DNS server (new domain, same tree and forest).

If I add the DNS server to domain1 as a DC, is there a problem with using it for the second domain?  Would it be better to just join the DNS server to the domain, and not promote it to a DC?  Also, once I authorize the DHCP server, will it be able to give ip addresses to both domains?

thanks!
Scott
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I would have to say I agree that DHCP shouldn't be a problem serving the 2 domains.  The DNS, well I'm going to keep it as a separate member server for now.  The reason why I've split the network into 2 domains is because we are a school and I am keeping the Staff separate from the Students.

I think I will need to research the DNS issue a bit more because I don't really want to maintain 2 DNS servers.

Thanks for all your help.

Scott
Why don't you set up some nice folder level permissions access?

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oh there will be that as well.  With High School and Middle School students though, you never know if they will try to hack the servers... :(
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