I have several branch offices with nearly redundant Windows 2003 servers - they are currently used for DHCP/DNS and a couple of shares for software distribution which are not required by the clients at the branch. To save on licence fees I plan to replace these with Linux servers.
I have configured DHCP, DNS (configured to forward to central Windows DNS servers) and Samba and everything appears to be OK but I was just a little concerned about the use of the Linux DNS server with Active Directory. Will my Windows DNS servers be updated with hostname records etc when clients obtain a DHCP address from the Linux DHCP server? Is there anything else I should be aware of? Or I am best just pointing my clients to the Windows DNS servers across the WAN?
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