I'm a little confused about the way in which parent / child dns zones work in active directory.
I have set up a test lab to compare results alongside a functioning domain.
So my top level AD domain is called test.lan. I have a DC called DC01 hosting the DNS and active directory. I've then created a subdomain called 'subdomain.test.lan' with one DC called DC02.
If I then look in the dns snapin for the domain test.lan i see the normal things like a records ect and then see a folder called subdomain. I assume this is where i woudl find info relating to the subdomain. This folder only contains minimal information. nothing about the DC's for the subdomain or anything. On our live domain our subdomain folder does contain information for the subdomain DC's.
The reason i'm confused is that i cant browse or nslookup to anything in the other subdomain.
Can anyone tell me about the subdomains folder in the dns root and why i cant perform lookups to clients in the subdomain form the root domain?