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(500 pts) Create a DNS zone for a new TREE in an AD forest

I have a domain already in place: personal.com, this is the root domain in the forest. I would like to create a seperate tree in the forest for a domain named work.com.

I would like work.com com to be work.com and NOT work.personal.com.

I was under the impression you could do this with AD, all that was required was a seperate tree. How do I go about creating the DNS server for tree #2?

What are the correct steps for doing this? Can this be done with only 1 subnet? (192.168.1.x) Just give the upper half to one and the lower to the other?

Thanks all!
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Well it sounds like potentially you are talking about more than one thing here.

DNS zone can be created easily in the DNS admin for whatever you want and then map ips into it for reverse lookups etc.

However if you want work.com to be a "domain" that you log into then this is required to be a tree in AD.
ie user@work.com vs user@personal.com
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Okay, do I need to do any delegation from the root domain to the new tree? I have a DNS server for personal.com.

I was planning on creating one for work.com, I was not sure what the correct steps were to do this? I was under the impression that the order in how I do this will make a huge diffrence.

EX: Delgate control to the new server, install DNS, DCPROMO, ext.
Basically from the sounds of what you are doing is basically creation of 2 seperate root domains . Create work.com as if you  would a normal AD forest , configure DNS , DHCP etc.

Thats how i am reading what you are trying to accomplish .. correct me if i am wrong

so you will have users logging in to your LAN as user@work.com and user@personal.com


Or are you trying to accomplish

www.personal.com -- address 1.2.3.4
www.work.com - address 1.2.3.254

and have approriate DNS for each
Yes...this is correct. Can i have 2 root domains in the same forest?

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