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DNS Not Working After Demoting Dc's

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I just demoted two of my Windows 2000 DC's since I just got two new DC's. Anyway I'm running AD integrated DNS zones. When I demoted these server DNS was removed. The people is some of my client had static enteries to these servers and now they cannot access resourse like the web. How can I setup these old server to forward and request to the new servers???? Or should I so how copy the AD zone to these servers????

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by:Mike Kline
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Can you change their static DNS entries to point to the new DC/DNS boxes?
How big is your AD?  You could quickly promote those boxes again just to get them back up and running until you come up with a strategy.
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Mike
 
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I have over 300 clients...

How can I setup my old dns servers to forward all DNS request to the new servers????
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by:Mike Kline
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The clients will need to be able to contact a DNS server that holds the DC/SRV records for your domain.
On your 2000 boxes create a secondary zone for your domain and transfer the information from your current DNS servers.
You don't have conditional forwarding available on that 2000 box.
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by:compdigit44
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I don't know how this is working so please explain... On my one DC's what host Active Directory DNS I just added my new DC as a forwarder after waiting 15 minutes clients pointing to my old dns server were able to access the internet once again.. How is this working?????
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by:Mike Kline
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because you configured a forwarders which sends queries to the new server.
Without that it should have used root hints if those were setup properly.
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Mike
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So let just confirm to make sure I'm understanding thigs correctly...

DNS is installed and running on my old DC but does not contains any DNS zones. I setup my new DC's under the forwards tab. So basically when clients used the old DC for DNS the old DNS server will just send all of these queries to my new DC's correct????
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Also of my as I mentioned before 300 clients have static DNS mapping to these old DNS servesr but I have another 150+ workstation that are set to DHCP. How can I use the netsh command to change the DNS entieries on my workstations with static enteries only
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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Yes they are forwarding to your new box now.  
Daniel has a good entry about netsh and has good examples
http://www.petri.co.il/configure_tcp_ip_from_cmd.htm
You could use a login script or psexec (haven't tested that).
How come they are all using static IPs?
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Mike
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