Windows 2003 R2 server DC

I have a Windows 2003 R2 DC with two network adapters, 1 is on subnet XX and the other is on subnet YY, the event log shows I have duplicate names. This server has DHCP and DNS and does support some file sharing (small environment)
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Why do you have this server dual NIC'ed? You probably have both NIC's registering DNS. I would not have this as it can create issues for users. You can remove DNS registration from the network properties on the IP.

Will.
trainer_arwAuthor Commented:
Will,

I have users accessing the server from both subnets
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
That is fine. You can allow multiple subnets to communicate with each other. This would be the appropriate method not dual NIC-ing the DC.

Just setup both vlans to allow communication and then remove the secondary NIC.

Will.

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