Active Directory requires Microsoft DNS?

John Peach john-nanog at
Mon Sep 20 14:12:11 UTC 2010

It does not need MS DNS. $dayjob uses Infoblox appliances (BIND under
the hood) for DNS and it works fine with AD. You just need to make sure
you allow the Domain Controllers to do dynamic updates (AD uses SRV

On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 08:04:49 -0600
Tom Mikelson <tmikelson at> wrote:

> Presently our organization utilizes BIND for DNS services, with the
> Networking team administering.  We are now being told by the Systems
> team that they will be responsible for DNS services and that it will
> be changed over to the Microsoft DNS service run on domain
> controllers.  The reason given is that the Active Directory
> implementation requires the Microsoft DNS service and dynamic DNS.
> Not being a Microsoft administrator I do not know the veracity of
> these claims.  Anyone out there had any experiences with a situation
> like this?  I am a bit leery of changing something that is already
> working.


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