Integrate DNS with Active Directory Domain Services

Updated: March 10, 2009

Follow these steps to integrate DNS with Active Directory Domain Services by making the Management Server your primary DNS server for your domain’s forward and reverse lookup zones.

To make the Management Server the primary DNS server for forward and reverse lookup zones
  1. In the Management Server with the DNS Management console open, right-click the forward zone that you created, and then click Properties.

  2. On the General tab, click Change (next to Type).

  3. In the Change Zone Type dialog box, click Primary zone, and then click OK. Do not change any other options yet.

  4. Click Apply in the Properties dialog box.

  5. On the General tab, click Change (next to Type).

  6. In the Change Zone Type dialog box, verify that Store the zone in Active Directory… is selected, and then click OK.

  7. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes when asked if you want to integrate the domain with Active Directory®.

  8. On the General tab, click the Dynamic updates drop-down list, and then change the value to Secure only.

  9. On the Name Servers tab, if the name of your existing DNS server appears in the Name servers list, click it and then click Remove.

  10. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

  11. Repeat steps 1 through 10 to integrate each reverse zone. If you do not have any reverse zones, skip this step.

Proceed to Section B to continue the DNS migration.

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