slowly slowly catchy DNS monkey



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slowly slowly catchy DNS monkey

Postby Richard Passey » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 16:52:10 GMT

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.


Re: slowly slowly catchy DNS monkey

Postby Sharad Naik » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 17:57:11 GMT

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


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