DNS and Active Directory and Mulitiple servers

NaplesFLDave
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I don't know if this is a problem or not so I thought I'd ask the experts.
I have a  3 Domain Controller Active Directory DNS Integrated setup.
The 2 AD Domain controllers holding all the FSMO roles are Windows 2003 Enterprise 32bit ver. The other server is a Windows 2008R2 64bit server. What I am concerned about is that when I open the DNS console in the WIndows 2008R2 server I added both of the Windows 2003 Servers to the DNS tree without any problems. I have 3 AD DNS integrated servers and I have them all visable in the DNS tree on the Windows 2008R2 Server.
But on both of the Windows 2003 servers when I open the DNS console I can see both of the Windows 2003 DNS servers in the tree only. When I try to connect to the WIndows 2008R2 DNS server I get an error popup that says "The Server is Unavailable. Would you like to add it anyway?".
 I can ping the Windows 2008R2 server from both Windows 2003 servers as well and it appears that the AD replication is working fine.
Is this a problem or just some behavior related to the different OSs?
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Markus VordererOwn Company

Commented:
The Windows 2003 DNS Server Snap in Could not run with for Windows 2008 Server R2.

You need to Install the RSAT Tools to manage Windows Server 2008

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Markus
Are all the servers entered into the other servers Name Servers tab?

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Are all the servers entered into the other servers Name Servers tab?
** Do you mean on the Network Adapter IP Properties ?
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Commented:

NS tab won't impact the admin tools.

Windows 2003 DNS management can manage NT, 2000, 2003 and 2008. However, they cannot manage Windows 2008 R2. I would have to put this down to changes in the RPC interface between versions.

Chris

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Thanks.
This is a great link too.

This should Help.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee649281(WS.10).aspx
Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
This isn't really an issue, this is by design (sort of) it has to do with more security surrounding RPC and that not being compatible with 2k or 2k3, this will affect other MMC's to varying degrees not just DNS btw, the easiest solution is to either manage everything from an R2 Server or use a windows 7 machine.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee649281(WS.10).aspx


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