Planning - Secondary DNS to Primary AD Integrated DNS

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Michael Chan, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Michael Chan

    Michael Chan Guest

    I'm a bit confused by the exact process of promoting a secondary DNS
    server (non-AD integrated) to a Primary AD Integrated DNS server.

    Understand the latter requires the DCPROMO process to be executed but
    what I like to understand are;

    1. Does the secondary zones automatically become primary zones when the
    zones are AD integrated?

    2. Will the DCPROMO process automatically make the secondary DNS server
    AD integrated or is there another step I need to follow?

    Any assistance would be much appreciated.


    Michael Chan, Oct 25, 2007
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  2. Read inline please.

    No, you will have to delete the Secondary zone before you dcpromo. A
    secondary zone will not convert to AD integrated.
    After you dcpromo a server, ADI zones will replicate to it that reside in
    replication partitions that are replicate to the server. Under Win2k3 there
    are three replication partitions, ForestDNSZones, DomainDNSZones and
    MicrosoftDNS, the latter of which also resides on Win2k DCs in the Domain.

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