Windows AD and DHCP with Linux DNS
Posted on 2011-03-07
I'm reconstructing our company's network/domain and am a little stuck. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated! This is our current setup:
2 Linux servers running BIND for internal and external domains
1 Windows server running AD for our desktops mainly, and a couple Windows server. This Windows machine is also running DNS, but this server and the 2 linux servers don't communicate. The Windows server does not have all the updates that the Linux servers do.
Therefore, his is what I'm looking for: I'd like to have 1 Windows server running AD and DHCP without DNS, and have 2 Linux servers running BIND. I want my Windows server to use the Linux servers for DNS. I don't want the zone files where the servers live to be dynamically updated. But I do want DHCP to update the zone file.
Since I was unsuccessful with not running DNS on the Windows server, I was thinking the following: running DNS on Windows with company.com for my forest and AD.company.com as a subdomain for the desktops (can I run two domains on the same AD?). That way AD and DHCP live happily with the Windows DNS running on it as well. I could then setup that Windows server to be the master of ad.company.com so it can do dynamic updates happily all day long, and forward all other requests to the two Linux servers. Will this all work? Was there a way to do it as I initially thought of? Will there be an issue with this setup?
Thank you in advance for ANY suggestions.