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DNS for PC and MAC

By KingOfTheNerds ·
Hi all,

I have a Mac network and a PC network, and i want to set it up so the PC Server is the primary DNS provider and the Mac server is the secondary server.

My PC server foward zone and reverse zone are both active directory intergrated, does this mean that the Mac server won't be able to get the DNS resource records replicated to its Secondary zone, since they are not a part of the same domain?

Currently i have the mac dns server setup with its own domain and the PC dns server setup with its own domain, both are different.

I have been told that they both need to be the same so that when i do a nslookup it will be searching the same domain name for each network.

Any ideas,

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by Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n In reply to DNS for PC and MAC

Well were all these steps done joining the mac into your active directory domain?

I assume you have both machine on AD no? if not try the specified below site (skip if already completed).

This assumes you have a working AD tree, properly configured DNS, and an account that can add computer objects to AD. Here's what the plug-in configuration looks like in Directory Access (located in /Applications -> Utilities):
Active Directory Forest:
Active Directory Domain:
ComputerI mycomputer
You can make the forest the same as the domain if your users don't need to access resources outside the domain. I found this also speeds up authentication in some cases. When you click on Bind..., you have to enter a username and password that has rights to add computers. The format is just:

Advanced Settings:
Turn on the account cache if the computer will be used offline.
Turn on multiple domains if users need to access multiple domains
If you have more than one domain controller, you can specify the one you want to use:
Map a UI If you don't know what this is leave it alone.
Allow administration by: you can put an AD group name here and anyone in that group is added to the local admin group in netinfo.
Select OK, quit Directory Access, reboot.

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