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Computer Domain-join with external DHCP/DNS-server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    i my lab-environment there is a router which is DHCP/dns-server?

    What are the options to let a new cliënt be joined to a Windows-domain with use of this dhcp/dns-server?

    Thx

    Friday, October 12, 2012 11:56 AM

Answers

  • If you want clients to join to Windows domain you need point dns setting of client to local dns server.

    Best practices for DNS client settings on DC and domain members.
    http://abhijitw.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/best-practices-for-dns-client-settings-on-domain-controller/

    See below link too.
    Connecting clients to Active Directory Server
    http://superuser.com/questions/373436/connecting-clients-to-active-directory-server


    Best Regards,

    Sandesh Dubey.

    MCSE|MCSA:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:Enterprise Adminitrator | My Blog

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    • Proposed as answer by Cicely Feng Monday, October 15, 2012 8:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely Feng Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:14 AM
    Friday, October 12, 2012 12:14 PM
  • Hi,

    Active directory mostly relies on DNS. Microsoft always recommends to use a AD integrated DNS server. 

    The client should be pointed to a working local DNS server. There are few DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain. 

    Ex: SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.XXXX.com

    These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals.

    I dont think that your router will have the necessary SRV records for the client to locate.  So i would recommend you to use a AD integrated DNS server.



    Regards,
    Rafic

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    • Proposed as answer by Cicely Feng Monday, October 15, 2012 8:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely Feng Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:14 AM
    Friday, October 12, 2012 12:59 PM

All replies

  • If you want clients to join to Windows domain you need point dns setting of client to local dns server.

    Best practices for DNS client settings on DC and domain members.
    http://abhijitw.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/best-practices-for-dns-client-settings-on-domain-controller/

    See below link too.
    Connecting clients to Active Directory Server
    http://superuser.com/questions/373436/connecting-clients-to-active-directory-server


    Best Regards,

    Sandesh Dubey.

    MCSE|MCSA:Messaging|MCTS|MCITP:Enterprise Adminitrator | My Blog

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    • Proposed as answer by Cicely Feng Monday, October 15, 2012 8:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely Feng Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:14 AM
    Friday, October 12, 2012 12:14 PM
  • Hi,

    Active directory mostly relies on DNS. Microsoft always recommends to use a AD integrated DNS server. 

    The client should be pointed to a working local DNS server. There are few DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain. 

    Ex: SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.XXXX.com

    These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when a AD DC is added to a domain. They are updated by the AD DC at set intervals.

    I dont think that your router will have the necessary SRV records for the client to locate.  So i would recommend you to use a AD integrated DNS server.



    Regards,
    Rafic

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    • Proposed as answer by Cicely Feng Monday, October 15, 2012 8:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely Feng Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:14 AM
    Friday, October 12, 2012 12:59 PM
  • You need to have proper name resolution to your Domain and Domain Controller.  You can get IP address from anywhere.


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    Friday, October 12, 2012 3:57 PM