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Verifying DNS configuration

Updated: March 2, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Part of verifying Active Directory installation is verifying that DNS was installed and configured appropriately.

Task Requirements

The following tools are required to perform the procedures for this task:

  • DNS snap-in

  • My Network Places

To complete this task, perform the following procedures:

  1. Create a delegation for a domain controller

    If the parent DNS zone of any zone that is hosted by this DNS server contains a delegation to this DNS server, use this procedure to update the IP address in all such delegations.

    If your forest root domain has a parent DNS domain, perform this procedure on a DNS server in the parent domain. If you just added a new domain controller to a child domain, perform this procedure on a DNS server in the DNS parent domain. By following recommended practices, the parent domain is the forest root domain.

  2. Configure the DNS client settings

  3. Create a secondary zone

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