Domain trusts and DNS configuration

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have  a small network 300 users. One exchange 2007 server. Two domain controllers running server 2003, and they are also the dns servers. I have built a new domain controller with a totally different domain name. I need help configuring  dns so the domain trusts can be setup. The old dc is Authoritative  for the old domain name and the new domain name. I need to set the new dc to be Authoritative  for the new domain name. I read the articles on stub zones and optional forwarders, but am inexperienced enough with dns to ask for more detailed help. Thank you
Question by:5g6tdcv4
    LVL 37

    Assisted Solution

    by:Jamie McKillop

    Each domain should have its own AD integrated DNS Zone. You should then add the zone of the other domain to the forwarders tab of the DNS server. If the DNS server in Domain1 currently host the zone for Domain2, you will need to remove the zone.

    LVL 13

    Author Comment

    They both have AD integrated zones. Is there a way to backup the zone before removal, in case of issues later on?
    LVL 37

    Accepted Solution


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How to improve team productivity

    Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
    - Elevate ideas to Quip docs
    - Share Quip docs in Slack
    - Get notified of changes to your docs
    - Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
    - Online/Offline

    Suggested Solutions

    This may not be a text book method to resolve VSS backup issues but it seemed to have worked on few of the Windows 2003 servers we had issues while performing a Volume Shadow Copy backup. If you have issues while performing a shadow copy backup usin…
    Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
    Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
    In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

    761 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

    14 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now