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How do I create a Domain controller without DNS

How do I create a Domain controller without DNS in Windows server 2003
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johnniej3rd
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ThorrssonCommented:
AD requires there be a DNS server acessible that can/does host the DNS records for the domain when the installer runs.
If you already have a DNS server in place just set the new server DNS to point to it prior to running dcpromo, or you can choose the option not to install DNS during the dcpromo process

This is in the windows 2000 section but the info is valid for all versions since
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc959341.aspx
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arnoldCommented:
As thorrsson pointed out, DNS and AD are an integrated pair.  The LAN uses DNS to locate the DC server for the AD.
Any pariticular reason you do not want DNS setup/running?
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johnniej3rdAuthor Commented:
I am looking to create a DC which allows access to the domain while the DNS server merely handles the DNS requests in the domain... This will be part of a more complex environment which will include a Relay server and mail server etc...

Thanks you for your assistance thus far.
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arnoldCommented:
This is the AD/DNS functionality. The domain is setup in DNS as an AD integrated zone (data stored in AD). The member server/workstation using DNS queries locate the server (DC) responsible for the domain and then generate AD requests to it.

relay ? DHCP relay? What relay ?
mail server presumably not exchange, can be integrated into AD and use LDAP queries to deal with mailboxes?

You are setting up an environment where you are trying to mix such that you maximize performance while minimizing cost, i.e. open source mail server, etc.\
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johnniej3rdAuthor Commented:
I am using an Exchange server bridgehead as a relay for my SMTP Service to communicate with the "Outside"... Therefore I am also using NAT on the server afore mentioned...

Thanks for your replys
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arnoldCommented:
I'm not seeing why you are trying to avoid having DNS?  As long as you do not define your DNS as a ROOT server, everything should run as it is now.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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arnoldCommented:
Why deleted? For whatever reason this asker wondered about this type of setup, someone else might contemplate such a thing down the road.
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