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Adding a new DNS Server - Active Directory Integrated primary?

Posted on 2010-11-25
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Hello Everyone,

I am in the process of adding in a new Windows 2003 Domain Controller into our current Domain (Please see other post regarding this where I have received some great help! )

We have 2 DNS servers currently running and have been in for some time - my aim it to install a 3rd DNS server to ultimately replace one of the existing ones.

I have a DNS Question - I have checked the setting on our current DNS (First Server) server and it states the following:

Type: Active Directory-Integrated
Replication: All the DNS Servers in the Active Directory Domain.

Somewhere - and I’m not sure where as I can’t find it again! - I saw "active directory-integrated Primary"

The new server is now a DC, a GC and replicating correctly between the other 3 servers.

My question is this:

Are these settings correct so when I use Add/Remove DNS from the "add/remove components" area it will populate all the settings to it and become my 3rd DNS server? The "active directory-integrated Primary" is throwing my off a little.

When I ultimately remove one of the other DNS servers I will make the changes to DHCP to tell the users "this new server is now your preferred primary or secondary DNS server" – dependant on how things are at that time.

Thanks for the help, naturally I want this to work correctly so I wanted to check with the experts!

Phil
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Pipster, yes if you have the zone set as AD integrated and replicate to all DNS servers in the domian it should populate from the other DCs. Make sure the DCs IP address is one of the DNS servers in the IP properties. You can look in the zone properties on the Name Servers tab to verify.
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Hi KenMcF,

thanks for the response, when I have checked it does say "Type: Active Directory-Integrated" and "to all domain servers."

By make sure the DCs IP address is one of the DNS servers is there where once it has finished the install and become a DNS server it has automatically added its IP address into the name servers tab?

Is the "Active directory-integrated Primary" anything to be concerned about or is this the default description?

thanks again,

Phil
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On the DC check the TCP/IP properties and make sure its own IP is listed as one of the DNS servers.

yes AD integrated is the default for a AD integreated zone.
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by:Pipster
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Hi Ken,

I will make sure that the new DNS server will have an entry for itself ( im guessing i will change this after the add of the DNS windows component? )

Do i keep the clients / other DNS server with the current settings until i remove the original DNS server?

Thanks
phil
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You can change the clients and servers at anytime after you install DNS on the DC.
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Hi,
Thanks for the help -my plan is this

Add dns with add remove
Put the ip of the new dns server into the ip setting of the network card of the new dns server
Check on the original dns servers see the new server listed in the dns server console.

If that all sounds good I will give it a go!
Thanks again,
Phil
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That should be good
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Excellent - I will give that a go tomorrow and report back.
Thanks again
Phil
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by:Pipster
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Excellent - Thanks very much. DNS seems to be installed ok onto the new server.
Really appreciate the help!
phil
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