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    how to create secondary dns server

  • #2
    Re: secondary dns

    You havent said what OS you are using or what infrastructure you have so I will make some assumptions here:

    If it is a Windows Server OS and if you have a domain:
    Your first DNS server will be the first DC you set up
    Create another domain controller then install the DNS role on it. AD replication should do everything else
    If you already have another DC, just add the DNS server role and let it replicate
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: secondary dns

      In addition to Ossian's suggestion, here is some more generic information.

      (For Windows DNS) If you simply want to set up a DNS server to host a replica of a zone, on that second DNS server, create a new Forward Lookup zone of type "Secondary". When prompted by the wizard, provide the hostname/IP of the server hosting the primary zone. Of course before you attempt to create the secondary zone, you should make sure that you are allowing zone transfers to occur on the primary server (look at the properties of the zone on the primary, Zone Transfers tab).

      However, if you are running AD, the best approach is to follow Ossian's recommendation.
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      Last edited by [JM]; 24th January 2011, 18:12.
      JM @ IT Training & Consulting