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    Ok I'm lost I thought I had an ok understanding of DNS but now I think I was wrong. Ok lets say I have a forest of three domains test.com, east.test.com , and west.test.com. My understanding is to create the DC in each location to have DNS installed on it and have its forward lookup zone to be AD intergrated.In addition I would think to create a stub zone on test.com to point recursive querys for west.test.com to west's DCs IP address and another stub for east.Would I also need to create a secondary lookup on another server at each location? I'm lost
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasit View Post
    Ok I'm lost I thought I had an ok understanding of DNS but now I think I was wrong. Ok lets say I have a forest of three domains test.com, east.test.com , and west.test.com. My understanding is to create the DC in each location to have DNS installed on it and have its forward lookup zone to be AD intergrated.In addition I would think to create a stub zone on test.com to point recursive querys for west.test.com to west's DCs IP address and another stub for east.Would I also need to create a secondary lookup on another server at each location? I'm lost
    A secondary is really just a copy of your primary. You could deploy it at each location for failover,load balancing reasons but if you're using stubs then if a primary failed they would go looking for the other dns servers in the other domain so it's a bit redundant. If it were an isolated network then it might make sense as the WAN may go down and the local users would have nothing to auth too.
    Last edited by GAngel; 08-07-2009 at 07:07 PM.
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