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23rd September 2008, 04:51 PM #1
Creating a second DNS Server?
How do you guys set up a second server as an additional DC on Windows Server 2003 and configure it as an additional DNS server whilst still using the existing directory partition?
The reason i ask is the last time i did this i used the dcpromo option and when it asked to configure the server as a dns server as well i chose yes. So when it came back up as a dns server i was expecting it to be using the DNS zone created byt the first server. Unfortunately what it had done was to create its own zone and then i had two directory partitions. They were replicating fine as far as i could see but was getting constant messages in the event viewer about there being two directory partitions and one should be deleted.
This was done on a server 2003 r2 standard edition. IIRC the last time i set this up on a server 2003 standard edition it went fine with none of the errors i am seeing now.
Whether its me or not just getting muddled up i don't know.
23rd September 2008, 05:03 PM #2
1) Install DNS. Do not setup a partition with the wizard.
After a while the zones should be copied to the second server automatically (at least if it's a DC)
Or if you are doing it during a promotion then you can just cancel the zone creation when it pops up too
23rd September 2008, 06:01 PM #3
Thats interesting. I don't think it says to do it that way in the MSCE books?
I may be wrong though.
Thanks i will have a go tomorrow.
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