How to add second DNS server to LAN?

November 25, 2010 at 05:02:15
Specs: Windows 7
I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with Active Directory and integrated DNS, this is the only Domain Controller on the LAN. I want to add DNS to a member server also Server 2008 as fault tolerance. Is this possible without making the the member server a DC as well and how do I go about doing it?


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November 25, 2010 at 05:26:47
The following appears to have done what I need:

on the existing server, under 'namesrevers' tab, add the new name server.
on the existing server, under 'zone transfer' ensure that transers are permitted to only the servers on the name servers tab

on the new server, create a new secondary zone.
add the ip address of the current master server.

I did initially create a secondary but had an error message saying it couldn't load the zone from the master, I obviously missed a few setting on the existing server.

I must have also misintrepeted some sites where I thought I read you could only replicate a AD integrated DNS to another DC.

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