Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Adding a backup DNS?

Posted on 2007-03-24
2
255 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hello,

I'm currently added another windows 2003 Dc  to my small environment. I brought the new 2003 server onto my network and preformed a dcpromo. I'm also looking to make it a back dns server. After I Dcpromo'd the server i also installed DNS server on it, And now when i go into the DNS portion of the server i see all my current dns info from my network. Does this mean it's already a back dns or am i missing something. It just seems too easy.

Let me know?
0
Comment
Question by:Helder_Hipolito
2 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 200 total points
ID: 18785819
No that's it. With Active Directory Integrated DNS, DNS is replicated to all domain controllers.
You might want to configure your clients so that they are set to use one machine as their Preferred DNS server and the other as the Alternate DNS server, that way id one DNS server fails they will query the other.

It would also be quite a good idea to make both machines a global catalog server,  its just a tick box in Active Directory Properties.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Helder_Hipolito
ID: 18786188
Another question , with the global catalog server. In a Single Domain environment with one dc , when people are logging into the network , their account must contact the gc in order to logon?unless it's already cached, correct?

And also in the one domain environment, if i have the the first dc with the gc and since im adding the secondary dc . if i did not want to enable gc on that server when people are authenticating towards that server it should forward the gc requests to the main server?

i've been try to read around and i was just hoping for some clarity. hopefully i have made sense.

H
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Remote Apps is a feature in server 2008 which allows users to run applications off Remote Desktop Servers without having to log into them to run the applications.  The user can either have a desktop shortcut installed or go through the web portal to…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question