Solved

Moving DNS

Posted on 2009-04-13
8
143 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello all,
I have a client that has two Windows server 2000 operating system that both are AD domain controllers.
The one server that has the DNS on it is starting to fail.
I know about moving FSMO roles and that stuff, but how can you gracefully move DNS from one server to another?
Thank you in advance,
Kelly W.
0
Comment
Question by:Kelly_W
  • 6
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Kelly_W
ID: 24132489
Hello,
What I mean by graceful is not having to delete from one and reinstall on another.  Is there a way to do this?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
0
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 500 total points
ID: 24135537
If you haven't done so yet, change the type of all DNS zones to "AD integrated" on the current DC.
Then simply install the DNS service on the second DC, and after the next AD replication, the DNS zones should be replicated to the second DC.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Kelly_W
ID: 24137119
Hello,
I will not be able to replace the server until next weekend.  Will having two DNS servers for that long cause any weird issues?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Kelly_W
ID: 24137145
Hello,
I am very confused.  Where in DNS do you change it to AD integrated?
Thank you,
Kelly W.
0
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Kelly_W
ID: 24137161
Hello,
Never mind I found it and it is AD integrated.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
0
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:oBdA
ID: 24137384
You actually should have more than 1 DNS server for your AD, otherwise the second DC will be of no help at all if the DNS server goes down - no DNS, no AD.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Kelly_W
ID: 24137766
Hello,
Okay makes sense.
Can this be done on the fly or will you have to reboot the server?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Closing Comment

by:Kelly_W
ID: 31569582
This worked beautifully.  Thank you so very much for your help.
0

Featured Post

Get up to 2TB FREE CLOUD per backup license!

An exclusive Black Friday offer just for Expert Exchange audience! Buy any of our top-rated backup solutions & get up to 2TB free cloud per system! Perform local & cloud backup in the same step, and restore instantly—anytime, anywhere. Grab this deal now before it disappears!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now