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active dir and dns on the same server...?

By michael.burgess ·
At our facility we are going from WinNT to Win2k servers and workstations.

We are starting from scratch. New domain controller. DNS server active dir exchange etc...

I need some ideas or tips on what should be on the same server. I know the AD intergrated zones will only work if my dns server is also a domain controlller.. should I do this.. we have started some test and temp setups.

I now have my domain controller and Active dir on the same server and DNS server seperate...

is the the best way to do this..

FYI we have about 250 users and are going to connect to a statewide WAN

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by Jellimonsta In reply to active dir and dns on the ...

I would look into migrating to W2K3 if I were you. Especially if you are going to be running Exchange integrated also, W2K3 has a bunch of improvements. W2K3 runs much faster on the same equipment than W2K does, M$ also trimmed the fat and beefed up security so it is a more stable OS. So hopefully you can migrate to W2K3 instead of W2K (which is now 4 yrs old). Anyway, there is no reason you should not put your DNS on the DC and use AD integrated zones. Why use a flat text file when you can use a database?

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by michael.burgess In reply to Win2K?

I am asking my Supervisor that very question now...

thanks for your answers

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