Integrate MAC workstation with AD and OD

http://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/MacOSXMagicTriangle

Just gone through the above article : Step Three - Bind OS X Client to Open Directory and I have some questions:

1. For the DNS setting on MAC client, should I need to add the DNS of the Open Directory server
2. if the Open Directory server is included in the DNS setting of the DHCP  server leasing, will it cause any problem for my mac and window workstation
3. Should I just lease the Window DNS server in DHCP server leasing, and put the Open Directory Server on MAC client ?
4. Can I high-code some DNS record in the Server OSX so that my mac workstation can use it instead of the DC in order to offload DNS request on my Domain controller ?

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AXISHKAsked:
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Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
1. For the DNS setting on MAC client, should I need to add the DNS of the Open Directory server
No DNS Should remain on your Windows Server as Active Directory is heaviliy dependent on this and already in place.  While OD also requires DNS, it is easier to add your Mac Servers to AD
2. if the Open Directory server is included in the DNS setting of the DHCP  server leasing, will it cause any problem for my mac and window workstation
Do not include OD's DNS in your DHCP  leave it with your AD.  Add your Mac devices to AD and for that matter, you should join your Macs and Mac server to AD as you will need this to complete the triangle, this will get our machines registered into AD.
3. Should I just lease the Window DNS server in DHCP server leasing, and put the Open Directory Server on MAC client ?
See point 2 above
4. Can I high-code some DNS record in the Server OSX so that my mac workstation can use it instead of the DC in order to offload DNS request on my Domain controller ?
See poing 2.  All DNS should be with a single point on your Network.  Let AD DNS do the work.  How many computers do you have?  

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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
We have over 1000 devices in network, with 500+ for MAC. Any comment ?

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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
Nope, no comment. The setup still remains as I noted above.

Why do you want to use the golden triangle?

Do you need to do a lot of Mac management or have a large number of shares on Mac volumes?
AXISHKAuthor Commented:
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