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Moving DNS

Posted on 2009-04-13
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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.
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by:Kelly_W
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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.
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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.
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by:Kelly_W
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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.
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello,
I am very confused.  Where in DNS do you change it to AD integrated?
Thank you,
Kelly W.
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Hello,
Never mind I found it and it is AD integrated.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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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.
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello,
Okay makes sense.
Can this be done on the fly or will you have to reboot the server?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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This worked beautifully.  Thank you so very much for your help.
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