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Add new DNS server number to clients?

By r_p_mann ·
Hi there, I just finished performing an in-place upgrade to my NT4 PDC. It is now running W2K Adv Svr and Active Directory. Since AD required DNS, this same machine is now running DNS Server. My question is, do I need to add the DNS ip of the server to all my clients? If I don't, what will happen or not happen? Is there a particular order I need to specify since my clients already have two other dns entries? I've noticed that on my own workstation, if the new dns number isn't first in thesearch order, I cannot use any AD tools and connect to the new domain. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

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by singhjunk In reply to Add new DNS server number ...

If you are using DHCP then you don't have to until
the DHCP is configured to use that DNS you are talking about.

Anything Static will need that DNS server in its
Tcp/ip properties.

Make sure you are using GC ( Global Catalog Server) this helps too.

Thanks

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Add new DNS server number ...

DNS was optional in NT4. In a Win2k environment it is foundational. Win2k clients will want to use DNS rather than WINS for it's name resolution. Downlevel clients will still use WINS. Downlevel clients will also need the AD extension software from http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/news/bulletins/adextension.asp

This will provide limited AD funtionality. To take full advantage of Windows 2000 and Active Directory, you will need to upgrade the clients.

Regarding search order of DNS servers, the only time the DNS query proceeds through the list of servers is when a particular server is unavailable and does not respond. That's why your DNS queries to your server fail if it's not first in the list.

A solid understanding of DNS is critical to a successful implementation of a Windows 2000 network.

I hope this helps.

Dennis Houchin, MCSE

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by techie In reply to Add new DNS server number ...

Do you hacve a DHCP server? If so you can add the new address there and it will automatically update users once they log in. I would use the PDC with DNS on it has the first entry and then add the other DNS ip's , and the priortize the remaining DNs server ip's. But Iwould make sure that I put these ip's in the DHCP server.

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