DNS Installation

I have windows 2008 standard edition 64 bit DC server and Windows 2003 standard 32 bit ADC server, I have installed and configured AD and DNS server on windows 2008 standard edition 64 bit server and I want to install DNS server on Windows 2003 standard 32 bit ADC server for failover purp, so give me steps for configure it.
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what you need is to install DNS service on the windows 2003: goto Control Panel --> add remove programs --> windows components --> network service --> add DNS service.

Then you have to create DNS zone on the new server and make it Active Directory integrated zone.

finally set the clients to use both DNS servers for name resolution.
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Have you installed Active Directory integrated DNS or not (Between the installation of active directory have you Check DNS or Global catalog)

You can goto administrative tools and Check is DNS exisits or not if not if yes then donot need to install any other DNS

for installtion DNS Just follow


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And also make the second server a Global catalog, otherwise clients can not
 logon if the first fails:
 Open Active directory site and services, go to Sites, default first site
 name, servers, choose the server, right click NTDS settings, open properties
 and checkmark Global catalog (check event viewer after it, in Directory service
 you must find event id 1110 and 1119)

The domain setup on the DNS server can be done after the domain is registered, however, the domain name will not work until the DNS setup is completed. A DNS server maps a domain name to IP address(es) of the web server and mail server so that a client can connect to the webserver or mail server using the domain name and not the IP address. A forward lookup zone is created for the domain name in the DNS server. Start of authority (SOA), Name server (NS), Hostname (A), Canonical Names (CNAME) and Mail eXchange (MX) entries are added to the forward lookup zone as shown below for a domain "foodomain.com" with name servers "ns1.dnsserver.com" and "ns1.dnsserver.com".
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