How to host DNS on windows server 2003?

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I got two virtual machines with two different providers, both have windows server 2003 standard edition loaded.

I wish to host my own dns for my domain names, can i do that without installing active directory? I mean simply install only the dns service ? and how would the primary nameserver transfer to the secondary nameserver when updates occur?
Question by:Teeshirt
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    Yes, you can have your own dns architecture without active directory.

    First configure zones on first machine and on second dns configure secondary zones. This secondary zones are a copy from primary. To finish, configure replication between primary and secondary dns.
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