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    DNS Query

    I now have 3 servers, one of which is a Win 2008 R2 that was introduced into the domain today.

    In the IPv4 properties of the LAN connection, which should be the preferred DNS and which should be the alternate?

    The preferred is showing as the primary DC to Win 2003 server and the alternate is pointing to itself as 127.0.0.1. Is this right?

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    The alternate can be either itself if it handles DNS or it can be another DNS controller on the network.

    DNS best practices: Domain Name System(DNS)

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    So would you put the preferred as another DC that handles DNS and the alternate pointing to itself, or the other way round?

    Oh, and would you use 127.0.0.1 or use the actual IP address it has?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    So would you put the preferred as another DC that handles DNS and the alternate pointing to itself, or the other way round?

    Oh, and would you use 127.0.0.1 or use the actual IP address it has?
    Yes, put your prefered DNS as your PDC and then put the Secondary as your BDC, you can also specify your local loop back address in the Advance TCP/IP settings section, Properties -> Advanced -> DNS.

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    Thanks for the responses. How could I specify a local loop back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    Thanks for the responses. How could I specify a local loop back?
    Tut Tut a local loopback is your 127.0.0.1 address, it's just another name for it.

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    D'oh

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