Two DCs w/DNS - how to configure primary/secondary DNS servers

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by steve, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. steve

    steve Guest

    Hi all,

    I am building an entirely new domain, and currently have two machines built,
    both identical, with one NIC each.

    I have run DCPROMO on the first machine (DC1) and set up a new domain. I
    have run DCPROMO on the second machine (DC2) and made it an additional
    domain controller. DNS is installed on both machines, both are Primary
    AD-Integrated DNS servers.

    My question is: under the NIC configuration for each server - what should I
    specify as primary/secondary DNS servers? Some articles suggest pointing
    each server at their counterpart for primary DNS, and at themselves for
    secondary DNS e.g.:

    DC1: Primary=DC2, Secondary=DC1
    DC2: Primary=DC1, Secondary=DC2

    Other articles suggest the opposite:

    DC1: Primary=DC1, Secondary=DC2
    DC2: Primary=DC2, Secondary=DC1

    And other articles suggest choosing a "master" DNS server and pointing all
    DCs to this for primary, and having no secondary DNS server set up, e.g:

    DC1: Primary=DC1 Secondary=<none>
    DC2: Primary=DC1, Secondary=<none>

    Can someone offer some advice to help guide me?
    Many thanks
    steve, Nov 11, 2007
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  2. Meinolf Weber, Nov 11, 2007
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  3. steve

    steve Guest

    Great article, thanks for this!
    steve, Nov 11, 2007
  4. Hello Steve,

    You're welcome.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    Meinolf Weber, Nov 11, 2007
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