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Internal DNS Setup Advice

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Active DirectoryDNSWindows Server 2008
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Hi,

I am looking into our internal DNS situation and I think it needs an overhaul. We have 11 sites and at the moment the DNS service is running on nearly all of the domain controllers on the network, there are a minimum of 2 per site.

I am wondering if I need to curb this down to possibly 1x DNS per site or less than that, maybe to 3 main sites?

With the DNS setup currently running within win2003 & win 2008 environment, I am at a loss of best practice on something like this.

I guess getting all the DNS setup in win2008 is the way to go.

The forward lookup zone would be for the domain. Is there a way to be site specific underneath this zone or is that not required? Also there are alot of different vlans, so would I need to set these up in DNS for reverse lookup?

Sorry for all the questions but trying to get a good solution to get this right, as i think it has been left and not looked after...........until now ;-)

Thanks
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