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How will Windows Server 2003 work with a Unix DNS?

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We are currently using a NT4 PDC with Windows 2000 workstations and a Unix DNS (Bind 9.2.1). When upgrading to Windows Server 2003, is it better to set up another DNS on the DC or is it OK to continue using the Unix server? Is there any advantage of using a Windows DNS over a Unix DNS?
While the Unix DNS can be used, the amount of dynamic updates that Windows 2000 wants to perform has a tendency to give Unix DNS administrators a headache. Windows 2000 DNS allows for Secure Updates, which is slightly better security-wise than Unix and a little easier to manage. So, can it be done with a Unix DNS ?- sure. I have found Windows DNS easier to manage, though.
This was first published in June 2003

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