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DNS....Active directory...Question

Okay running Server 2008 domain with 5 DNS Server all gc, ad...

When i go into the dns server table and then under the domain and i right click and go to properties....under the general tab i see where status is running.....type is Active Directory Intergrated....and replication is All domain controllers in this domain( for windows 2000 Compatibility.....but i also see 2 more options....

To all DNS Servers running on domain controllers in the forest::.Domain

To all DNS Servers running on domain controllers in this domain::::Domain..

Question...which one should this be check on???????
Does it make a difference????
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Rob StoneCommented:
From memory, by default it's on 'To all DNS Servers running on domain controllers in this domain::::Domain'

This is just the replication partition it uses to transfer the zone. Unless you have a requirement to transfer this to other domains in the forest, leave it as it is.
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westhelpdeskAuthor Commented:
ok...mine is set to......to all domain controllers in this domain(For windows 2000 compatability)) Domain...

Should i change to option 2 of what you said up above
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Mike KlineCommented:
Option 2 is the default is the default, more on that here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772101.aspx

I'd use that option just to use the DomainDNS partition but keeping it as is works too.

For those that like visuals the screenshot below is what he is looking at

DNS

Ace has a great overview of the zone types

http://blogs.msmvps.com/acefekay/2013/04/30/dns-zone-types-explained-and-their-significance-in-active-directory/

Thanks

Mike
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westhelpdeskAuthor Commented:
if changing zones...would you do this on main server or do you have to do this on all dns servers???

what else do i need to do or is it as simple as checking option 2 and hit apply.....
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Mike KlineCommented:
You just need to set it once not on every DNS server.  Once AD replication happens the AD Integrated zone will be replicated.

You will see the following message:

DNS

Thanks

Mike
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