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How do I install a DNS server and an Active Directory domain?

Expert Laura E. Hunter helps a reader get started on installing an Active Directory domain with a DNS Server.

I want to set-up a DNS server and AD domain. What do I do first? If I install the DNS service first and name the zone 'name.org' can I name the Active Directory domain 'name.org' too?

Not only can you have a DNS zone and an Active Directory domain with the same name, it's actually the preferred...

way to go if at all possible. You can install and configure DNS before installing Active Directory, or you can allow the Active Directory Installation Wizard (dcpromo) itself install DNS on your server in the background.

This was last published in January 2006

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