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- To Add a Windows Server 2003-based DNS Server to Your Existing Environment
- To Integrate Windows Server 2003-based DNS into Your Existing DNS Domain
This step-by-step article describes how to install and configure a new Windows Server 2003-based Domain Name Services (DNS) computer in an existing DNS server environment with Active Directory enabled. The new Windows Server 2003-based DNS server provides local name resolution services for Windows clients and servers, while working effectively with the existing DNS server environment.
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
- In the Windows Component Wizard, click Networking Services in the Components list, and then click Details.
- In the Networking Services dialog box, click to select the Domain Name System (DNS) check box if it is not already selected, and then click OK.
- In the Windows Components Wizard, click Next to start Windows Server 2003 Setup. Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
Setup copies DNS and the tool files to your computer.
- When the installation is complete, click Finish.
To create the subdomain, configure the DNS server to use one of the organization's main DNS servers as a forwarder. A forwarder provides recursive lookups for any queries that the DNS server receives that it cannot answer based on its local zones. After you set up the forwarder, the Windows Server 2003 DNS server is responsible for resolving any queries for computers or resources that are contained in its own local domain. However, any queries beyond this range are forwarded directly to the organization's main DNS servers for resolution.
NOTE: The process described in this article is from the perspective of the Windows Server 2003 DNS server. You must also set up a delegation record on the main DNS server that hosts the parent DNS namespace. This delegation record permits the main DNS server to pass records for the Windows Server 2003-based DNS namespace down to the Windows Server 2003-based DNS server. For help with doing this, see your DNS server's Help files about performing namespace delegations.
To Add the Organization's Main DNS Servers to the List of Forwarders on the Windows Server 2003 Computer
- Click Start, point to Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS to open the DNS Management Console.
- Right-click the DNS Server object for your server, and then click Properties.
- Click the Forwarders tab, type the IP address of the DNS server to which you want to forward non-local queries, and then click Add.
- Continue adding the IP addresses of any additional DNS servers to be used as forwarders until you have added all forwarders.
- Click OK to save the settings and return to the DNS Management Console.
If, at a later date, you decide that you want to integrate this DNS server into a larger DNS environment (such as the Internet), you will have to remove the root forward lookup zone.
To remove the root forward lookup zone:
- Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS to open the DNS Management Console.
- Expand the DNS Server object for your server in the left pane of the console.
- Expand Forward Lookup Zones.
- Click the zone that is marked with a (.) period , and then press DELETE.
- Click OK to confirm that you want to delete the zone.
Article ID: 323418 - Last Review: Jan 7, 2008 - Revision: 1