Adding a new DNS Server - Active Directory Integrated primary?
Posted on 2010-11-25
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!