Sub Domains windows dns best setup?

Hello anyone and everyone,
 I have a quick question about zones in DNS on windows 2003 servers. We have a master domain setup on the server with the ns for the domain pointing to the server. The only thing i am wondering is when i setup a subdomain on the primary domain do i either create a new zone in dns e.g. subdomain.domain.com  or have it as a sub item on the primary domain  so i would have to expand the primary domain to view the sub domains dns settings.

Thanks
Andy
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bhnmiCommented:
Personally when I create a child domain I create a Primary zone on the DC for the new domain and a secondary at the top level and have them replicate.
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isaman07Commented:
When you create the child domain, the proper DNS zones will be created automatically. The master domain will have only NS records, while the DNS will be hosted on the DC of the child domain.
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Its up to you - you can delegate the DNS zone to a DNS server in the subdomain to balance load  - depends if this is an issue.
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HBPROCKAuthor Commented:
To isaman07:
So say for example i change the nameservser on the child domain will it make the changes on the primary domain?
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HBPROCKAuthor Commented:
Also - the main reason i am asking the question is due to bind on windows as you can have subdomains in the same zone file as the primary domain far as i am aware.
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
If you want the DC in the subdomain to control its own DNS then you have to delegate the zone to it from the parent domain.

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255248
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isaman07Commented:
I do not understand your question exactly. Look, once you create a child domain in an AD forest, the primary DNS server of the root domain will hold the DNS zone of the child domain, all this is done automatically, but as KCTS suggested, if you would like, that the DC of your child domain to hold it's own DNS zone, in that case on the Root DNS server you can delegate the zone to the DC of the child domain. ALL you have to do, is to right click on the zone and choose new delegation.
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HBPROCKAuthor Commented:
Basically im using windows DNS to manage a domain's dns but also its child domain for example
hbpserver.net  < --- master domain
       man.hbpserver.net   <-- child domain

but i want the maint DC to control both.
what i see in the dns manager

hbpserver.net
           man.      < --- with only ns in

then another record
man.hbpserver.net <--- has NS A MX etc in

I Presume this is the correct way of doing things

THanks
ANdy
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
You have accepted an answer that is technically incorrect !
The DNS Zone for the child domain will not be hosted on the new DC by default.
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HBPROCKAuthor Commented:
I dont need it to be on the new dc i need the 1 DC to control both domains
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
You can't have 1 DC controlling both domains - by definition each domian needs a domain controller and these must be different machines.
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HBPROCKAuthor Commented:
i think the main question was read incorrectly.                i have 1 domain with a subdomani

1 - hbpserver.net
2 - man.hbpserver.net
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