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Guest

Hi,

we have 3 domain controllers which are all Win2k. Two are at our HQ and one
is at a REMOTE site which is interconnected via a site to site VPN connection
and is a child domain. The DC's in the HQ have an IP of 10.2.x.x and the
REMOTE DC has and IP of 10.0.x.x. My question is how should we setup DNS on
all three domain controllers. Where should they point for dns should they all
point to one server as primary or themselves. Also how should we setup DNS
on the remote site, secondary/primary/stub zone. How/what would be the best
way to set this up?

If you have any question please feel free to ask me.

thanks for the help in advance
 
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Ace Fekay [MVP]

Exchange said:
Hi,

we have 3 domain controllers which are all Win2k. Two are at our HQ
and one is at a REMOTE site which is interconnected via a site to
site VPN connection and is a child domain. The DC's in the HQ have
an IP of 10.2.x.x and the REMOTE DC has and IP of 10.0.x.x. My
question is how should we setup DNS on all three domain controllers.
Where should they point for dns should they all point to one server
as primary or themselves. Also how should we setup DNS on the remote
site, secondary/primary/stub zone. How/what would be the best way to
set this up?

If you have any question please feel free to ask me.

thanks for the help in advance

Since the DNS servers are your DCs, create the zone as AD Integrated so you
won't have to worry about zone transfers. It's more secure too, andyou can
allow only Secure Updates.

Since the DCs are the only ones in the site, point to itself first, then for
the second, choose a partner (choose the corp DNS).

Stubs or delagations are references for other domains, so they don't apply
in your scenario.

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Ace

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Schroeder, AJ

"Exchange disaster recovery"
Hi,

we have 3 domain controllers which are all Win2k. Two are at our HQ and one
is at a REMOTE site which is interconnected via a site to site VPN connection
and is a child domain. The DC's in the HQ have an IP of 10.2.x.x and the
REMOTE DC has and IP of 10.0.x.x. My question is how should we setup DNS on
all three domain controllers. Where should they point for dns should they all
point to one server as primary or themselves. Also how should we setup DNS
on the remote site, secondary/primary/stub zone. How/what would be the best
way to set this up?

If you have any question please feel free to ask me.

thanks for the help in advance

We have followed the MS best practices for DNS server setups/placement
detailed in this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=825036

We paid particularly close attention to the DNS server islanding that seems
to cause some headaches. I personally have not seen the islanding phenomena,
but it must exist. We have been running smoothly for over 3 years now
following the best practices (knock on wood)

HTH,

AJ Schroeder
 

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