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Moving DNS to another server

Posted on 2014-08-07
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Last Modified: 2014-08-07
We have purchased new servers and Windows server 2012 R2. We currently have DNS server running on Server 2008 R2, and would like to move all the forwards and records to the new server. I found this article already http://socalnetconsulting.com/microsoft-dns-migration , but I want to know if there is a program that can do this? It doesn't matter if it free or paid for we will get it.
Question by:jvillareal78
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by:Seth Simmons
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is this 2008 R2 server a domain controller?
if so, when you promote the 2012 R2 server to a domain controller it will replicate automatically

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It is a domain controller, and the new server is setup as a domain controller now as well. It has replicated the AD but I did not know it replicated the DNS as well?
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Seth Simmons earned 2000 total points
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yes, DNS is integrated in AD
when you open DNS console and click on 'forward dns zones' on the right under type you will see it says "active directory-integrated primary"
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Yes it does :). So that means if I point all our computers to use this servers IP for DNS it will be the same as before they wont know of any change?
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by:Seth Simmons
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exactly; all records are replicated

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by:R R
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Hi - If its AD integrated DNS then simplest way to enable DNS role and replicate to new 2012 server

Otherwise links is a good way,

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