troubleshooting Question

Should all GC be listed in DNS Manager?

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Windows Server 2012Active DirectoryDNS
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1)  Windows Server 2003 replaced with a new Server 2012 single server domain.
2)  Adding a 2nd Server 2012 Domain Controller.

I'm trying to verify what Microsoft support told me.  We had an issue with a department that migrated from a Windows Server 2003 to a new Windows Server 2012.  The problem was they didn't demote the old server before getting rid of it and it appears that the server was turned off before AD had time to complete the sync of the FMSO roles from the old server to the new server.  They asked my group to help with adding a new second 2012 DC to their domain.  Since I found issues with AD and DNS, I called Microsoft support to help fix the problem.  Microsoft was able to completed cleaning AD and get the 2nd server added.

When I question the guy about only seeing 1 server listed in the DNS GC folder he said that's the way it suppose to be in a 2 server domain.  Granted my domain has a lot more servers but all of our DCs that have GC set show up in DNS GC folder.

So my question is I'm I suppose to be seeing an entry for each GC server in the GC folder or should I only see one if them?  My gut feeling is I should see an entry for each GC server (what I remember always seeing). So is Microsoft support correct?
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Adam Brown
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