How do I setup a secondary DNS server on Windows Server 2003?

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How do I setup a secondary DNS server on Windows server 2003? We have an AD integrated DNS zone and want a secondary DNS server as a backup. Please describe the processes necessary to get this going. Thanks!

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Here’s the instructions straight from Microsoft how to setup DNS on Windows 2003.

Since it’s AD-Integrated, the server would become automatically an active DNS server not just a secondary backup. Once this is setup, just configure your DHCP Server to provide this additional DNS server.

Note: Only DNS servers that run on domain controllers can load Active Directory–integrated zones.

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In other words, the easiest way is to install DNS on another server, and make it a domain controller.

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