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Create a delegation for a domain controller

Updated: March 2, 2005

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

Use this procedure to create a delegation for a new domain controller that is also a DNS server in the parent DNS domain.

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group.

To create a delegation for a domain controller

  1. Open the DNS snap-in.

  2. Navigate to ChildDomain (where ChildDomain is the name of the child domain) in the console tree.

  3. In the console tree, right-click ChildDomain, and then click Properties.

  4. In the ChildDomain Properties sheet, on the Name Servers tab, click Add.

  5. In the New Resource Record dialog box, in the Server fully qualified domain name (FQDN) box, type ChildDC.ChildDomain.ParentDomain (where ChildDC is the name of the new domain controller, ChildDomain is the name of the child domain, and ParentDomain is the name of the parent domain).

  6. In the New Resource Record dialog box, in the IP address box, type IPAddress (where IPAddress is the IP address of the child domain controller), click Add, and then click OK.

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