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DNS, AD Replication, and Best Practices

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wantingtolearn asked on
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I have 4 networks that are connected with site to site vpns's. What I would like is the best practice for assigning DNS to servers, their roles and its effect on the network.

Site #1:
Windows 2003 AD domain
IP Subnet 172.16.16.1/20
Server1 DC, and DNS
Server2 DC, and DNS
Server3 Data Drives utilizing shared folders that need to be accessable from all 4 sites by name.

Site #2:
Windows 2003 AD Domain that replicates from Server1 at Site #1
IP Subnet 172.16.32.1/20
Server4 DC, and DNS
Server5 DC, DNS, and DHCP
Server6 Data Drives utilizing shared folders that need to be accessable from all 4 sites by name.

Site #3
Windows 2003 AD Domain that replicates from Server1 at Site #1
IP Subnet 172.16.48.1/20
Server7 DC, DNS, DHCP, and Data Drives utilizing shared folders that need to be accessable from all 4 sites by name.


Site #4
Windows 2003 AD Domain that replicates from Server1 at Site #1
IP Subnet 172.16.64.1/20
Server8 DC, DNS, DHCP, and Data Drives utilizing shared folders that need to be accessable from all 4 sites by name.

What I need is what to assign to which servers to achieve effective DNS through out the sites, including DNS hierchy\forward and reverse lookups, etc....  Also as I have it setup now I get replication errors. I am hoping that once I have the servers addressed correctly and DNS configured correctly the errors will go away.


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