Adding a DC and DNS server in a remote site

ronnie13
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Hi,

I've installed a Windows Server 2008 R2 server that will be running as a DC and DNS server in another office which has it's own site and IP subnet. The new server will replace the existing one in the remote site. This means the server currently has an IP address on my 10.0.190.xxx network but it should be deployed in a site running a 10.0.193.xxx subnet. I've installed the active directory domain services role, and when running dcpromo I deselect "Use the site that corresponds to the IP address of this computer" and select the othet site. I then select DNS server and Global catalog server and then I get the attached message. There currenly are DNS servers in both sites, but I haven't addes anything to the forward or reverse lookup zones in my DNS. Should I do this first and where and what should I add?

Any help is much appreciated.

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Do you have the DNS servers set as active directory integrated?  If so, you will not have to do anything.  AD integrated copies all the DNS information to all the AD Integrated DNS servers.

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I blieve they are, but how can I verify this?
Check the properties of the zone.  It should say "Active Directory Integrated"

Also this is the default option when installing onto a DC.
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Thanks. They are all AD integrated, so I assume I can just click Yes in the attached screendump, right?

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Yes you can click continue as the parent zone will be on the internet so you dont want it being updated with your internal DNS information.

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Thanks for your help.

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