Additional DNS Server in Existing Domain

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Hemal, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Hemal

    Hemal Guest

    Hi,

    We have W2K3 domain with 2 domain controllers. I just added one more server
    as additional domain controller with ADS. I want to add this as Additional
    DNS server. Does anyone know what should I do to use this new server as DNS
    server too ?

    Any reply will be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Hemal
     
    Hemal, Mar 19, 2008
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  2. Hi,
    If the dns zones you have on the other servers are AD integrated zones then
    it is a simple as installing the dns software on the server, that's it. The
    dns server will pick up the dns zone info from the AD automatically,
    although it might take a little while.

    Bonno
     
    Bonno Bloksma, Mar 19, 2008
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  3. Hemal

    PaulO Guest

    Hi there

    I asume that your DNS is integrated. If that is the case simply install DNS.

    Then launch the MMC DNS snapin and you should see the the DNS zones that are
    integrated.

    The last thing to do is to point the DC to itself as primary DNS and another
    as secondary (assumimg W2K3).
     
    PaulO, Mar 19, 2008
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  4. Hemal

    Hemal Guest

    Hi Guys,

    Thank you very much for your reply. I may look like fool to ask you this
    thing but I have never done this before.

    How do I find whether my DNS is AD integrated or not ?

    Thanks,
    Hemal
     
    Hemal, Mar 19, 2008
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  5. Hi,
    1) Install dns on the new server. If you see the zones, it is... :)

    2) On the existing dns server. Launch the dns console. Open Forward Lookup
    zones. Right click a zone, select properties.
    Look at the type.

    Bonno
     
    Bonno Bloksma, Mar 19, 2008
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  6. Hemal

    Hemal Guest

    Hi,

    Yes, DNS is AD integrated. I checked with both the ways you suggested. I
    configured the DNS by going: Manage my server > DNS server. Now I can see my
    forward & reverse lookup zones into DNS. Should I need to do anything to set
    up this DNS server as secondary DNS?

    Thanks in advance..

    Hemal
     
    Hemal, Mar 19, 2008
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  7. Hello Hemal,

    If you have internet access, you also have to add the ISP's DNS server under
    the Forwarders tab of the server properties.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Mar 19, 2008
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  8. Hemal

    Hemal Guest

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply. I have one question though. I have ISP'S dns server
    address but everytime you get disconnected from ISP you have different dns
    address from your ISP. Is that right ? I tried to use new domain controller's
    IP address onto couple of workstations but it's not accessing the internet.

    Any feedback will be appreciated..

    Hemal
     
    Hemal, Mar 19, 2008
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  9. Hello Hemal,

    I think you are mixing DNS and default gateway. Your routers ip can change
    daily, never heard about daily changes from DNS.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Mar 19, 2008
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  10. Hemal

    Hemal Guest

    Hi Meinolf,

    I am sorry that I misunderstood the DNS server portion. I have the DNS
    server from ISP. How do I setup ISP's DNS server under the Forwarders tab of
    the server properties ?

    Thanks,
    Hemal
     
    Hemal, Mar 19, 2008
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  11. Hello Hemal,

    Just add the ip address to the field in Forwarders tab and press add, apply,
    ok. That's all. If the Forwarders tab is greyed out, you have to delete the
    "." zone under Forward lookup zone, close the DNS management console and
    open it. Then you are aible to fill in the address. The "." zone is only
    used if you are the highest, "root", DNS domain. So no problem with deleting
    it.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Mar 19, 2008
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  12. Hemal

    Hemal Guest

    Hi Meinolf,

    That worked out great !!! Now I know something about DNS.. You are really
    genious !!

    Thanks again for your time and guidence..

    With best regards,
    Hemal
     
    Hemal, Mar 19, 2008
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  13. Hello Hemal,

    Glad to help. :)

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Mar 19, 2008
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  14. Hi,
    With AD integrated there is no primary/secondary. Each server can receive
    updates and replicate those updates to the other servers.

    Bonno
     
    Bonno Bloksma, Mar 20, 2008
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  15. Hemal

    Hemal Guest

    Hi Bonno,

    Good to know this all things. Thank you very much for your time and help.

    Again thanks everyone who contributed in this DNS post. I learn DNS
    fundamentals from you all...

    With regards,
    Hemal
     
    Hemal, Mar 20, 2008
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