How do I integrate a non AD DNS server for replication with existing AD DNS servers?

I've got my AD DNS working great amongst 3 DC's with DNS.
We have a remote network connected via VPN that has resources not joined to the domain.  I wanted to use a server there to resolve DNS names and get updates from our main AD DNS servers via some type of replication without joining it to the domain or making it a DC.

I've tried a few things but just can't figure it out.

Ideas?

Thanks,
David
dpfaehlerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi!

You sholud configure DNS server at remote office as a standard secondary server. Right-click on the Forward Lookup Zones node and select New Zone. Select create a secondary zone, and specify the address of a DNS server that's hosting a primary zone for your domain. Specify on of your existing DNS servers as master server and configure this server to allow zone transfers to secondary server.

If you need more information, let me know...

HTH

Toni
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
dpfaehlerAuthor Commented:
Excellent,
one other question.  Do I need to add each zone manually and configure it secondary?

David
0
Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
For each primary (AD integrated) zone hosted on your DC/DNS server, you should create secondary zone. How many zones are we talking about? I was under impression that you are talking about single domain environment.
0
Discover the Answer to Productive IT

Discover app within WatchGuard's Wi-Fi Cloud helps you optimize W-Fi user experience with the most complete set of visibility, troubleshooting, and network health features. Quickly pinpointing network problems will lead to more happy users and most importantly, productive IT.

dpfaehlerAuthor Commented:
Yes it is single domain just have different zones.
We do alot of web hosting so we have quite a few domain names we manage on our network for internal resolution purposes only.

David
0
dpfaehlerAuthor Commented:
Sorry..not alot.... 5 at the moment.
David
0
Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
How does DNS server resolve other internet names? Is it configured to use forwaders? If you have to many different domains you should consider pointing DNS server at remote office at one of DC/DNS as forwader.
0
dpfaehlerAuthor Commented:
Yes,
It uses the DC/DNS as forwarders so I think I'm good in that regard.
I have a forwarder setup to also point directly out the internet pipe at the remote location.  
So it peers inward and then out to get all names adequately resolved.
Just was trying to figure out to do my internal names.

David
0
Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
If you have good WAN link, then secondary zones are the best solution.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.