Additional domain controller and DNS

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Roman, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Roman

    Roman Guest

    Dear colleagues,

    Please advise with the following question.
    We host Windows 2003 server acting as a domain controller with AD DNS server
    configured. All users have primary DNS server configured pointing to domain
    controller's ip. I have deployed an additional domain controller to provide
    extra fault tolerance following this article from Microsoft TechNet

    All went fine and additional DC has successfully synchronized with the
    "primary" one. My main concern is DNS service. Since all clients have DNS
    server configured to "primary" DC ip and if it goes down how DNS services
    would be provided? I don't see any DNS services installed on additional DC...
    So my question is:

    - Is it necessary to install DNS server on additional domain controller,
    replicate DNS data from the "primary" DC, and configure secondary DNS server
    (hosted on additional DC) on all clients?

    Thank you for your time and Happy Holidays!
    Roman, Dec 25, 2005
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  2. Yes.
    Shenan Stanley, Dec 25, 2005
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