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Adding "DNS server only" in existing win 2008/2012 AD ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have 2 domain controllers of win 2008 r2 and windows 2012 std and 400 win7/8 users in our environment .

    Now I want to add 2 new windows 2012 R2 DNS Servers only without making them domain controllers . Is this option is advisable . any thoughts please  ?  


    Friday, November 25, 2016 2:51 PM

Answers

  • hi Bundoo,

    just to answer your specific question yes the new DNS servers will sync and replicate exact all zone copies from existing DND servers provided that you put right configuration to synch from

    Thanks

    please mark it as helpful if it add any value to you


    Thanks Mahmoud

    • Proposed as answer by mahelsay Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bundoo Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:05 PM
    Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:48 AM
  • Hi Bundoo,

    >>but my question is that I need to have 2 new DNS syncing with existing AD DNS

    You could deploy new DNS servers and create secondary zone, and add AD DNS address in master DNS server.

    Please check the link below to understand it:

    Add a Secondary Server for an Existing Zone

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816814(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards

    John


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    • Edited by John Lii Monday, November 28, 2016 7:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bundoo Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:05 PM
    Monday, November 28, 2016 7:18 AM

All replies

  • you can setup the new servers but you will lose the DB encryption part as it will not AD integrated zones any more.

    but if you already have 2 DCs to serve around 400 clients it doesn't seem to be overloaded, is it?

    you can run with existing DCs with no issues i guess

    Thanks


    Thanks Mahmoud

    • Proposed as answer by mahelsay Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:48 AM
    Friday, November 25, 2016 5:19 PM
  • thanks for reply ..actually we are adding 2 more locations and need just DNS on those locations . existing DCs are not overload. but my question is that I need to have 2 new DNS syncing with existing AD DNS . I am ok as long as they are syncing with existing DNSs ? ?

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:37 PM
  • hi Bundoo,

    just to answer your specific question yes the new DNS servers will sync and replicate exact all zone copies from existing DND servers provided that you put right configuration to synch from

    Thanks

    please mark it as helpful if it add any value to you


    Thanks Mahmoud

    • Proposed as answer by mahelsay Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bundoo Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:05 PM
    Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:48 AM
  • Hi Bundoo,

    >>but my question is that I need to have 2 new DNS syncing with existing AD DNS

    You could deploy new DNS servers and create secondary zone, and add AD DNS address in master DNS server.

    Please check the link below to understand it:

    Add a Secondary Server for an Existing Zone

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816814(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best Regards

    John


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    • Edited by John Lii Monday, November 28, 2016 7:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Bundoo Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:05 PM
    Monday, November 28, 2016 7:18 AM