DNS config question

Okay :) question

We have a NT4 server with a linux DNS server currently and I have configured a Server 2008R2 for a switch that should occur fairly soon... in the meantime...

I have a fairly straight forward setup of AD and DNS but I had to turn off the 2008 server because it was causing conflict for those who had their dns set to auto. Is there a quick way I could configure the 2008R2 DNS that would prevent the conflict.

Basically the machines set to auto would take on the full DNS name as set forth in the 2008R2 and it would cause permission issues with the networked resources on the NT4 domain such as database access.

My experience previously included a complete switch, one went off and the other server on .... I have never tried to run them both on the same physical network.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Turn off DHCP so the systems do not retrieve an address from the 2008 server so they get pointed to it for DNS.  Update all your DNS records needed then when your ready to move the clients over then turn it back on.
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mebaby333It AdminAuthor Commented:
I do not have DHCP installed on the server... I should say I did not choose that as a function of the server...
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
In order for system to retrieve DNS they have to be pointed to the server.  Unless that servers IP address is what they are pointing at there should not be an issue.  DHCP from another source then would have to be pointing to the 2008 server.
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mebaby333It AdminAuthor Commented:
Okay I will try again... I didn't think it would interfere but when I looked at my system in solar winds it had the servers naming convention instead of the NT4 domain and it was set to auto....

Thanks :)
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
No problem, just might be something else pointing it to that specific address you assigned to the server or current DHCP is telling the systems to point to it :).
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mebaby333It AdminAuthor Commented:
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