Primary DNS to AD Integrated

Posted on 2013-09-25
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Last Modified: 2013-09-30

What is the best method for converting a primary zone to AD Integrated.  The issue is the DNS server IS NOT a DC, so the Change button is not an option here.

Thank you
Question by:nico-
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footech earned 200 total points
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A zone can't be AD-integrated unless the machine is also a DC.  Period.

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nico- earned 0 total points
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I was after the steps for change and found them out with a bit more of a look around technet.

1.Promote the dns server to a DC and then change the zone.  the change takes place on reboot.  All other secondary zones are promoted to primary zones on the change due to multimaster.
2.Upgrade all other non DC DNS servers to AD for resilience
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I took your comment that the machine was a not a DC to mean that it couldn't be a DC.  It appears I was mistaken.  Glad you found the information you needed.

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I needed information/steps on the solution which I found on Technet.  It is true that a zone cannot be AD Integrated unless the machine is a statement rather than descriptive steps to a solution together with links to useful article which i usually find on here. 100 points

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