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Checklist: Reconfiguring the DNS Server Service

Updated: April 11, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008

Complete the tasks in this checklist in the order in which they are presented. If a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic, return to this checklist after you review the conceptual topic so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks.

Checklist Checklist: Reconfiguring the DNS Server service

 

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Enable aging and scavenging on two Windows Server 2008–based domain controllers running the Domain Name System (DNS) Server service.

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We recommend that you complete this step for any forest root domain controller that has the DNS Server service installed.

Conceptual topic Enable Aging and Scavenging for DNS

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Configure the DNS Client service settings for the first domain controller and any additional domain controllers.

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This step is optional, if you installed the DNS Client service when you ran the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe).

Conceptual topic Configure the DNS Client Service Settings for the First and Subsequent Domain Controllers

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If you deploy additional domain controllers that you did not previously create resource records for, update the DNS delegation.

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This step is optional, if you installed the DNS Client service when you ran the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe).

Conceptual topic Update the DNS Delegation for the Regional Domain

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