Active Directory and DNS


M

Mark

Hello,

I am setting up a new domain on a Windows 2003 server in
an existing network that already has a Windows 2000 SBS
Active Directory. Can I use the DNS server that services
the 2000 AD to service the Win2003 Active Directory. If
so, how would I set that up?

Thanks.
 
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C

Cary Shultz [MVP]

-----Original Message-----
Hello,

I am setting up a new domain on a Windows 2003 server in
an existing network that already has a Windows 2000 SBS
Active Directory. Can I use the DNS server that services
the 2000 AD to service the Win2003 Active Directory. If
so, how would I set that up?

Thanks.
.
Mark!

Unfortunately, this is not going to work. With SBS2000,
you can not have any trusts. Thus, you can not have any
other domains/trees/forests/ A SBS2000 environment is
essentially an island.

Sorry about this!

Cary
 
M

[MSFT]

Hello,

Yes, you should be able to use the SBS server for DNS. Windows 2003
requires that the DNS server allow dynamic registration. If the Win2k3
server is going to be a domain controller the best solution would be to
point it to the SBS server for DNS and point to any other DNS server in the
domain besides itself as an alternate. Doing this will prevent what we
call an Island. Knowledge Base article 275278 describes this in further
detail. I hope I was able to answer your question.




275278 DNS Server Becomes an Island When a Domain Controller Points to
Itself
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=275278

816584 HOW TO: Set Up the Domain Name System for Active Directory in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=816584

291382 Frequently Asked Questions About Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=291382
 
C

Cary Shultz [MVP]

-----Original Message-----
Hello,

Yes, you should be able to use the SBS server for DNS. Windows 2003
requires that the DNS server allow dynamic registration. If the Win2k3
server is going to be a domain controller the best solution would be to
point it to the SBS server for DNS and point to any other DNS server in the
domain besides itself as an alternate. Doing this will prevent what we
call an Island. Knowledge Base article 275278 describes this in further
detail. I hope I was able to answer your question.




275278 DNS Server Becomes an Island When a Domain Controller Points to
Itself
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=275278

816584 HOW TO: Set Up the Domain Name System for Active Directory in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=816584

291382 Frequently Asked Questions About Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=291382

.
Howdy! Howdy!


I think that I might have missed something? If Mark has
an existing SBS2000 environment how is he going to be able
to create another domain, be it in the same Domain Tree or
in another Domain Tree? Or, even another Forest for that
matter?

Maybe I am overlooking something but I *thought* that with
SBS2000 you could not have any Trusts anywhere ( and,
thus, eliminating the possibility for any other domain in
the environment ).

Cary
 
M

Mark

I don't wish to have any trusts established between the
two domains.......I just want to know if I will be able to
use the DNS on the SBS to run the zone for my Win2K3
Active Directory.
 
M

[MSFT]

Hello,

If you are trying to introduce a second Windows 2003 domain into the
network and point it to the SBS2000 domain for DNS this will not work
because of the limitations of SBS. SBS can only be a single domain model.
If this is not the case then my first reply will work.




Please Reply Only to The Newsgroup

Thank You,

LaNae Ford
Support Engineer - MCSE
Directory Service Support
 
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Aleksey Tchekmarev

Mark said:
I don't wish to have any trusts established between the
two domains.......I just want to know if I will be able to
use the DNS on the SBS to run the zone for my Win2K3
Active Directory.
if you are able to
1) create a primary DNS zone (for w2003 domain) on your DNS server
2) enable dynamic and NON-secure updates on _that_ zone
then all will be fine!
 
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Aleksey Tchekmarev

Mark said:
I am setting up a new domain on a Windows 2003 server in
an existing network that already has a Windows 2000 SBS
Active Directory. Can I use the DNS server that services
the 2000 AD to service the Win2003 Active Directory.
yes! Why not?!
 

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