slowly slowly catchy DNS monkey

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Richard Passey, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Hi All,

    Just planning our upgrade from NT4 to 2003 (yes I know).

    My thought was to install a standalone win2003 server first to run DNS,
    would getting the DNS running smoothly before upgrading my PDC/BDC to DCs be
    a good plan?

    Its just I cant figure out a way to repoint all my current client to the new
    internal DNS quickly at the point of server AD upgrade.

    I hope this makes sense.

    Richard Passey, Oct 11, 2004
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  2. Richard Passey

    Sharad Naik Guest

    Yes, it can be a good plan.

    1. Run DNS on stand alone win 2003, and you can transfer zones from your
    existing DNS, by first creating secondary zones and after replication
    promoting them to primary zones.

    2. Point the Win 2003 server to itself for DNS, and in the DNS server use
    forwarder for internet resolution.

    3. Then point the clients to win 2003 DNS.
    Do not point any machine to ISP's DNS server, even as alternate DNS, only
    point to win 2003 DNS.

    When you are ready for promoting win 2003 to an AD,
    in the DNS first add a primary forward lookup zone giving the fqdn of the
    planned domain name. Allow dynamic updates for this zone and then run
    Sharad Naik, Oct 11, 2004
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