DNS and AD

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
1-in Local DNS server, can someone telll me in which case multiple forward zones are used ?
2-if Active directory domain name and DNS name are different would this work or thiis would create  problems?

Question by:jskfan
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    by:Chris Dent


    a. When you need to provide name resolution for multiple-disjointed name spaces.
    b. When you need to set alternate Replication scopes, or Secondary servers / Name Servers for sub-domains (Delegation in both cases)


    If you mean an organisations public DNS name, then no, this isn't a problem. Active Directory requires a forward lookup zone for its own DNS domain name.


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    1-can you illustrate this  with an example
    2-I mean in the local DNS not public
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    a. Normally happens in public hosting scenarios:

    Forward Lookup Zones for:


    See the picture below.


    The DNS domain should not (can not) be different from the AD Domain Name.

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