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Recommended DNS configuration in a multi-OS environment

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Can you suggest what the recommended DNS configuration would be for the following network please (current config. in brackets)

DC - Windows 2012 R2 Server (this is currently the ONLY DNS server on the network - configured with it's own internal IP address only, no secondary DNS)

BDC - Windows 2008 (configured with the IP address of the DC as it's only DNS server, no secondary)

Member Server - Windows 2003 (configured with the IP address of the DC as it's only DNS server, no secondary)

Client computers - Win7 and XP - currently configured with DC IP address as their only DNS entry, no secondary.

Questions - 1. What's the optimal config. for each 2. Is it essential to have a second internal DNS server configured, i.e. should the BDC have DNS installed also?

Thanks in advance
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