I need to "transfer" my DNS server

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Hi all

    Apologies for posting in more than 1 group as i do not know which group is
    the ideal one to post in

    I'm decominishning my old exchange 2003 box. I have transferred all the
    mailboxes. The old box is the internal DNS server of the company. Any of you
    know of any good links that i can follow to make the new box the DNS server
    before shutting down the old box please?

    Can i follow something like this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323383 or
    any of you that know of better links please?

    Thx for the help
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
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  2. Hello MSExchangeStudent,

    Is the old server domain controller? What kind of zones do yuo run?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 30, 2009
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  3. Is it just a caching dns server or does it hold your internal namespace?

    I presume it is not a Domain Controller?

    Oliver Moazzezi [MVP], Jan 30, 2009
  4. Meinolf

    I'm new to DNS - not sure what you mean by What kind of zones are you

    Yes, the old and the new server are DC's
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  5. Hello MSExchangeStudent,

    Open DNS management console and mark the forward/reverse lookup zone, in
    the right pane yo see the kind of zone's. If AD integrated just install DNS
    on the new server and wait fro replication, at least 15 minutes, and you
    are done. If not change the zone to AD integrated and then install DNS on
    the new one.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 30, 2009
  6. Hello MSExchangeStudent,

    Ofcourse do not forget to reconfigure the clients to the new DNS server.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 30, 2009
  7. Hi

    The type is Active Directory integrated primary

    I will now just install DNS on the new server hey? through add/remove?
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  8. Hello MSExchangeStudent,

    Yes, that's one way.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 30, 2009
  9. Saw i can add the role through Manage your server wizard - will go that way
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  10. Hello MSExchangeStudent,

    BTW, you still have to do some additional tasks if not done yet, when decommisioning
    a DC.

    - Move the FSMO roles to the new DC
    - make the new DC also Global catalog server
    - change in Exchange system manager the Recipient update service to the new
    - check replication and healthness fo the DC's before starting to remove
    the DC, dcdiag /v, netdiag /v and repadmin /showrepl will give you the info.
    Install the support\tools\suptools.msi from the 2003 installation disk for
    the tools.
    - for taking out the first installed Exchange see here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931/

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 30, 2009
  11. Oliver/Meinolf

    Ok, i have started the wizard. Picked the following options while in the

    Choose to create forward and reverse lookup zones > Next > Yes, create a
    forward lookup zones now > Next > Select Prim Zone > Next > To all DC's in
    the AD domain <internaldomainname>.local > Next >

    Now it ask me what is the name of the new zone? Must i put there
    internaldomain.local so that is exactly the same as the old server or can i
    choose anything as the name?

    Thanks for the help so far
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  12. Hello MSExchangeStudent,

    No, do not create any zone, all will come automatically through AD replication.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 30, 2009
  13. In the DNS console i have the following:

    Forward lookup zones

    Reverse lookup zone
    -192.168.150.x subnet

    I just typed this to give you a better understanding of what allready in the
    DNS console is when i open it up on the old server
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  14. Is there maybe a place eg. the DHCP console, where i can just put in once
    the IP of the new DNS server and all clients will go "look" there and update
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  15. I cannot click on Next without typing a zone name
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  16. HI, thanks for the info but most of it has been taken care off allready but
    there is 1 in your list which i didn't do - thanks for that
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  17. Hello MSExchangeStudent,

    When you have installed DNS from add/remove programs just wait, do not use
    the DNS installation wizard.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 30, 2009
  18. Hello MSExchangeStudent,

    DHCP scope options are used for that, either at server level, for the complete
    server, in the DHCP console or at scope level, for that sope only. I would
    choose the last option.

    DNS will be 006, Default Gateway 003 and if used WINS 044/046

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jan 30, 2009
  19. If i do the follwoing i do not have to spcify a new zone file.... (must i go
    this way?)

    Instead of selecting "Yes, create a forward lookup zone now" i must select
    "No, dont create a forward lookup zone now. If i then click next i must
    choose between 1)"Yes, it should forward queries to DNS servers with the
    following IP's OR 2) No, it should not forward queries

    ....after choosing one of the last 2 mentioned options i can click Finish. So
    seeing that you say i must NOT create a new zone file it looks like this is
    the way that i must go hey?
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
  20. Ok, then i'll cancell the wizard. The wizard came up automatically as i
    enabled the role through "Manage my server" window. So i'll then cancel it
    and install DNS via add/remove - am i right?...and then just leave it for
    DNS to replicate
    MSExchangeStudent, Jan 30, 2009
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