Installing Bind on Windows 2008 Server

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I'd like to install and use Bind as an authoritative DNS server for my DMZ.  I'd like to run it from a Windows 2008 R2 box since that's what I'm familiar with. I don't want to run Linux so please no comments on that topic.  

What I need is a good how to document on the installation and configuration of the application with Windows 2008.  I've also been reading about the Webmin tool and I'd like to incorporate this into the install as well.  

http://www.webmin.com/windows.html

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Amit BhatnagarSystems Development Principal - Security and Infrastructure

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I found this as well but after reading the comments I'm a little leary of following these instructions.
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"I found this as well but after reading the comments I'm a little leary of following these instructions."

I think you mean leery unless you're related to Dennis Leary ;-)

Listen to Danny Mayer (the first comment in the link Bamit posted).  If you google him, it's apparent he has a hand in developing that bind package.  Just do as Danny says and skip the first half of the instructions where that guy sets up the account manually for no reason, and just let the installer do it.  You also can probably skip the last step (step 5), where he grants additional privileges to the named account.

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-Jon

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Well I followed the steps set out in the instructions and as you suggested I left out the creation of the named account as well as the step 5. It seemd to install but I'm unable to start the bind service.  I'm getting an error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.  I thought it was a permission issue with the etc folder but I modified that and gave the "named" accout write access but to no avail.  
Go ahead and implement that final Step 5.  That might help, and you can always undo it if not.

-Jon
Amit BhatnagarSystems Development Principal - Security and Infrastructure

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You can use a ProcessMonitor to monitor the file and see if is getting denied at the FileSystem level. ProcessMonitor generates a lot of information so you might want to filter it down just to the bind process.
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None of these options worked. We decided to use Simple DNS running on a 08 R2 server instead. It was simple to setup and import the records from the old server.  

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We could not get any of these solutions to work so it was decided to use simpleDNS instead. Easy install and it runs on an 08 R2 server like we wanted.

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