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Adding a secondary backup DNS in a SBS domain?

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Hi there.

I am not overly experienced with SBS server domains, although I have worked with DNS in a normal server 2003 environment.
My question is however, I need to install a backup DNS server on a member server of the SBS 2003 domain.
I know that SBS2003 cannot have a secondary DC, so I was wondering how I would go by installing a secondary DNS for backup purposes in this scenario?

The DNS will have to be set up on a server 2003 R2 which is not a DC.
How will this impact my currently installed DNS?
Will I have to manually transfer the zone data or can data be replicated normally?
Can the zone be named the same as the primary zone on the SBS DC server?
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Queens2007,

I suggest you review the FAQs, Intros, & General Setup of my SBS web page, especially the Myths about SBS - http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/sbs.asp

As has been mentioned, you CAN have additional DCs - as many as you like.  The restriction is that the SBS server MUST be the FSMO master DC.  Because the SBS server must be the FSMO master and you can't have two FSMO masters (with all the roles on each) you can only have ONE SBS server per domain (and SBS doesn't permit trusts, so no business should ever have or try to implement more than one SBS server in their production network).
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