Active Directory requires Microsoft DNS?

Nathan Eisenberg nathan at atlasnetworks.us
Mon Sep 20 11:16:24 CDT 2010


If your AD domain is a subdomain, like corp.job.com, you can always delegate the subdomain's name service to the MS DNS servers from the BIND servers.  That way, you don't have to make huge changes to your existing environment.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Mikelson [mailto:tmikelson at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 7:05 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Active Directory requires Microsoft DNS?
> 
> 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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