[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

add a secondary active directory dns server

Posted on 2010-09-13
11
Medium Priority
?
314 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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?
0
Comment
Question by:GCI_SUPPORT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • +1
11 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 33664566
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
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:jhill777
ID: 33664573
Do you only have one DC in the forest?
0
 

Author Comment

by:GCI_SUPPORT
ID: 33664600
yes but i think i will put a secondary
0
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Hypercat (Deb)
ID: 33664681
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.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:jhill777
ID: 33664720
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.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:GCI_SUPPORT
ID: 33666067
when you are talking in virtual os, its something that i never work with, you does it work ?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 33666312
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 ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:GCI_SUPPORT
ID: 33666763
if the main server goes off for any reason, i want a backup server
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 33666937
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.
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 2000 total points
ID: 33666960
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:GCI_SUPPORT
ID: 33673531
i will do this way
thanks
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Lessons on Recovering from Petya

Skyport is working hard to help customers recover from recent attacks, like the Petya worm. This work has brought to light some important lessons. New malware attacks like this can take down your entire environment. Learn from others mistakes on how to prevent Petya like worms.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to deal with a specific error when using the Enable-RemoteMailbox cmdlet to create a mailbox in the cloud-based service, for an existing user in an on-premises Active Directory.
It’s time for spooky stories and consuming way too much sugar, including the many treats we’ve whipped for you in the world of tech. Check it out!
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…

649 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