windows server 2008 additional dns server setup

Hello Experts, and Happy New Year!

For many this may seem to be an easy answer, however I would perfer to enlist some help to get it setup correctly. I have a WinSvr 2008 domain, and want to add another DC with DNS services. With that said, what is the recommended steps to setup the DNS correctly?

The site hosts Exchange, and Sharepoint if that makes any difference. (Neither are running on the existing DC) The existing DC hosts user shares.

After the setup is complete, I am going to transfer all FSMO roles to this new server as it's only function will be DC services.

Thanks in advance.

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DCPromo will automatically setup DNS for you. Since your current DNS is likely to be Active Directory Integrated, DNS info that is currently setup will simply replicate to your new machine. The FSMO role changes doesn't have anything to do with DNS, so you should be good to transfer those once the new server is setup properly as a participating DC. HTH!
durango099Author Commented:
So what if you unchecked the DNS option when DCPROMO ran?

Did you do that? If so, install the DNS role after the machine has been promoted -- AD records should auto-populate.
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durango099Author Commented:
Sure did, figuring it would be best to add the role so it would repliacate correctly with the existing DNS. I want this new server to take over that role for the entire domain, and would like to transfer the role trom the existing DNS server.

So after adding the DNS role to the new server, what are the steps?

If you had selected to have dcpromo setup DNS for you it would have been an automatic role install, but that's ok -- you can install role manually; you just may want to know for next time you're deploying a DC.

Once the role is setup and is hosting AD records, you need to configure your clients to use it as their primary DNS server. If you use DHCP, set option code 6 in the DHCP server. If you use static addressing simply set the primary DNS to the IP of the DC that's hosting DNS.

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durango099Author Commented:
Outstanding responsivness, Thanks newmath!!!
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