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Can you do DNS Replication from AD to Zone File

I have the following 4 servers

HH1 (Windows 2003 Server) on subnet 192.168.1.xx it runs AD, DHCP and DNS (Primary Server HH1)
HH2 (Windows 2003 Server) on subnet 192.168.1.xx it runs AD and DNS              (Primary Server HH2)
FILE (Windows 2003 Server) on subnet 192.168.0.xx it runs AD and DNS             (Primary Server FILE)
SOL (Windows 2003 Server) on Subnet 192.168.0.xx it runs DNS                           (Primary Server FILE)

I have noticed that our records in domain fred.co.uk under the Forward Lookup Zones are the same for HH1, HH2 and FILE, but different for SOL.

Please forgive my ignorance I’m very new to DNS.
If I check the SOA records for each of the Servers, SOL is different again saying the data is stored in a Zone File Name, whereas the other 3 servers store their data in AD.

My question is. Are the SOL DNS entries in the Forward Lookup Zone different because they are not being replicated to? And is this because SOL is not a Domain Controller and stores its data in a Zone file and not in AD? And if this is the case how do you replicate from an AD Integrated directory to a Zone File Name?

Mark
Windows Server 2008DNS

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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If you check the replication scope on the zone is it set to all domain controllers in the active directory domain Fred.co.UK ? - legacy for windows 2000 dns servers.

Right click the flz in dnsmgmt and select properties, next to replication click change.
Titonhw

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Johan

No, IN FLZ for Fred.co.uk under Properties/General tab Replication is set to: All DNS Servers in the Active Directory Domain.

Mark
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Hi,

Bit more information,

The Non_DC server has its "Type" set to Primary.
Should this be set to Secondary so that it can receive the replication from the other DC./DNS servers?
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Johan,

Take all the points, this seems to have worked superbly after following the above instructions and doing a reload. The non-DC FLZ is now showing all the same DNS entries as the other DNS Servers.
All I have to hope now is it does it automatically.

Many Thanks  Mark.
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Many Thanks
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Excellent !!!
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