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i want to install an second dns server for my active directory but i dont want to purchase a license for windows 2008.

so i consider to install a windows 7 pro instead and install a dns server on it.

witch dns server is better to do what i want to do?
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by:KCTS
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You can't have a AD Integrated DNS other than on a server. I know of no DNS server solution that will run on Win7
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Do you only have one DC in the forest?
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yes but i think i will put a secondary
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by:Hypercat (Deb)
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If you want a second Active Directory-integrated DNS server in your domain, it has to be running a Windows server operating system. You can't do this with a workstation operating system like Windows 7, because it is not capable of running Active Directory.
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I was thinking that if you had any other server running, i.e. file/print, under volume licensing, each software license allows you to run, at any one time, one instance of the server software in a physical OS environment and up to four instances of the server software in virtual OS environments on a particular server.  Don't really think it would be beneficial to run another instance as a virtual server on your existing DC though.  
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when you are talking in virtual os, its something that i never work with, you does it work ?
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How many servers/clients do you have
I cant see any point in having a second DNS server if you have only one DC - what would it acheive ?
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if the main server goes off for any reason, i want a backup server
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Buy you don't have another server !
Even if you did have DNS on another machine there would be no server sevices to connect to - its seems like a pointless exercise to me.
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opps that should have been:

But you don't have another server !
Even if you did have DNS on another machine there would be no server sevices to connect to - its seems like a pointless exercise to me.
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i will do this way
thanks
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