Migrate from 2 DNS stand alone server to Active Directory Integrated?

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Keith, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Keith

    Keith Guest

    We have windows 2003 Active Directory but dns is on 2 separate servers. I
    created a new domain controller and want to have dns integrated into AD.
    How can I get rid of the 2 DNS servers and have DNS integrated into AD?
    Thanks,
    Keith
     
    Keith, Jun 29, 2009
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  2. Keith

    Marcin Guest

    Keith,
    install DNS on the DC, configure two zones as secondary to the two existing
    primaries, ensure that zone transfer took place, and convert them from
    secondaries to AD integrated. Ensure that dynamic registrations are enabled
    and point all your computers to the DC as their primary DNS server.
    Decommission the two non-AD Integrated DNS servers...

    hth
    Marcin

    on your domain controller
     
    Marcin, Jun 29, 2009
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  3. It is surprisingly easy and painless.
    1) Make a secondary copy of a zone on the DC
    2) Change the zone to Primary
    3) Select the option to make it an AD-integrated zone
    Anthony,
    http://www.airdesk.com
     
    Anthony [MVP], Jun 29, 2009
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  4. Keith

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    So, first add the new AD server as a DNS secondary and get the zone(s)
    transferred over to it.

    Then get all the DNS clients reconfigured to use the AD server(s) (btw, it
    would be a good idea to have at least two AD domain controllers, both for AD
    and for DNS).

    Then you can turn off the old DNS server, change the AD/DNS server to a
    Standard Primary. And last change it to an AD integrated DNS zone. ( You'll
    also want to configure it as allowing secure dynamic updates as well)
     
    kj [SBS MVP], Jun 29, 2009
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  5. Keith

    Keith Guest

    Thanks. one follow up question.
    I have remote sites that have dc's but the remote servers and desktops point
    to our 2 dns servers here at headquarters. Once I make this change, then
    the remote dc's will become dns servers as well, correct? Then I'll have to
    change the dhcp scope with the new dns ip addresses for each remote site?
    Is that correct?

    Thanks for the help!!
     
    Keith, Jun 30, 2009
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  6. Keith

    Keith Guest

    Thanks. one follow up question.
    I have remote sites that have dc's but the remote servers and desktops point
    to our 2 dns servers here at headquarters. Once I make this change, then
    the remote dc's will become dns servers as well, correct? Then I'll have to
    change the dhcp scope with the new dns ip addresses for each remote site?
    Is that correct?

    Thanks for the help!!
     
    Keith, Jul 2, 2009
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