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Old 14-09-2007
Wackamo
 
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Configure Redundant DNS Server Windows Server 2003

I have setup a second domain controller on my active directory
network. I would now like to configure that domain controller to
provide DNS services in the event that the main domain controller
fails. I have set the IP to static and started the DNS service. What
else do I need to do to make this work? Should I also change the DHCP
settings and add this server as a second DNS server? Both servers are
Windows Server 2003.

Thanks


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Old 14-09-2007
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Configure Redundant DNS Server Windows Server 2003

Hello Wackamo,

Here a doc from MS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825036

And also make the second server a Global catalog, otherwise clients can not
logon if the first fails:
Open Active directory site and services, go to Sites, default first site
name, servers, choose the server, right click NTDS settings, open properties
and checkmark Global catalog (check event viewer after it, in Directory service
you must find event id 1110 and 1119)

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> I have setup a second domain controller on my active directory
> network. I would now like to configure that domain controller to
> provide DNS services in the event that the main domain controller
> fails. I have set the IP to static and started the DNS service. What
> else do I need to do to make this work? Should I also change the DHCP
> settings and add this server as a second DNS server? Both servers are
> Windows Server 2003.
>
> Thanks
>



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Old 14-09-2007
Darrick West
 
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RE: Configure Redundant DNS Server Windows Server 2003

If you're on a LAN, I would configure both DNS servers to be Active Directory
integrated. You should include the second DC/DNS server's static IP address
in your DHCP assignment.



"Wackamo" wrote:

> I have setup a second domain controller on my active directory
> network. I would now like to configure that domain controller to
> provide DNS services in the event that the main domain controller
> fails. I have set the IP to static and started the DNS service. What
> else do I need to do to make this work? Should I also change the DHCP
> settings and add this server as a second DNS server? Both servers are
> Windows Server 2003.
>
> Thanks
>
>

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Old 14-09-2007
Darrick West
 
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Re: Configure Redundant DNS Server Windows Server 2003

Good point Mr. Weber. I didn't think about that.

"Meinolf Weber" wrote:

> Hello Wackamo,
>
> Here a doc from MS:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825036
>
> And also make the second server a Global catalog, otherwise clients can not
> logon if the first fails:
> Open Active directory site and services, go to Sites, default first site
> name, servers, choose the server, right click NTDS settings, open properties
> and checkmark Global catalog (check event viewer after it, in Directory service
> you must find event id 1110 and 1119)
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
>
> > I have setup a second domain controller on my active directory
> > network. I would now like to configure that domain controller to
> > provide DNS services in the event that the main domain controller
> > fails. I have set the IP to static and started the DNS service. What
> > else do I need to do to make this work? Should I also change the DHCP
> > settings and add this server as a second DNS server? Both servers are
> > Windows Server 2003.
> >
> > Thanks
> >

>
>
>

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