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Pointing Microsoft DNS servers to external DNS servers

We have a large NT 4.0 network. We are using Linux BIND v9 for external DNS. I am planning on upgrading the NT 4.0 PDC to 2000 Active Directory this weekend. Will the Active Directory wizard automatically install a DNS server on the upgraded PDC or will I have to install it before the installation? And once that is set up, what is the best way to point the Microsoft DNS servers to the external DNS servers?

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AD will prompt you for existing DNS server info, or if none exists will allow you to let DNS be installed alongside AD.

This was first published in June 2004

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