Active Directory and DNS?

Posted on 2009-02-17
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Where can I get active directory to see another dns server when I am installing it?
Question by:drebaje
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You should just be able to leave dns unchecked during dcpromo and be OK. Make sure you have DNS properly configured beforehand.
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by:Mike Kline
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Is this the first AD server or do you already have a domain and AD/DNS.  
If you already have a domain and AD/DNS infrastructure then on the server you are promoting have it point to a DNS server for your domain as its primary DNS server.
Are you using active directory integrated DNS?  

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First AD server and first DNS server. AD on server 1 and DNS on Server 2.
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Mike Kline earned 2000 total points
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If DNS is setup on server2 then you can point server1 to server2.
Another strategy would be to let DNS be installed during the promotion process.   Then also make server2 a DC/DNS server.  It is always a good idea to have at least two domain controllers.  

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